Began involvement with Ukraine in 1992 as senior advisor on a major project in food processing with American agricultural companies. Over 1997–99, was president of the Ukrainian Agricultural Development Company (UADC), a Kyiv-based private company investing in the farm sector.
Has been working in international economic and business development for nearly 30 years. Completed BA and MA in economics at Ottawa University in Kansas.
Founder and publisher of the Action Ukraine Report (AUR), an online news and information service that is distributed around the world in recent years.