Known for his botany-themed books A Californian’s Information to the Trees and shrubs IN OUR MIDST (2011) and Plant life of San Luis Obispo, Their Lives and Tales (2005), this flora researcher can be notable being a teacher at California Polytechnic Condition University. He gained a bachelor’s level in microbiology through the College or university of California, Santa Barbara, along with a doctorate in vegetable biology through the College or university of California, NORTH PARK. He continued to edit the California Botanical Society’s publication, Madrono. He was the 2011 receiver of the International Culture of Arboriculture’s R. W. Harris Quality in Education Prize. California delivered and bred, he produced a career from the study of plant life indigenous to his house condition. He and Bonnie Templeton both became California-based botanists.