About Me

Iíve been the nationís leading trainer, author and advocate on business issues for family child care providers since 1981.

Iím a licensed attorney and have presented hundreds of business workshops for family child care providers across the country each year. I also answer thousands of calls and emails to help providers, trainers and tax preparers understand complex business and tax issues.

From 1981-2009 I worked at Resources for Child Caring in St. Paul, Minnesota, where I was the director of Redleaf National Institute for 15 years.

Iíve written nine books on family child care business issues published by Redleaf Press.

I graduated from Macalester College (BA) in 1972 and from William Mitchell College of Law (JD) in 1980. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota, with my wife Diane and two cats, Duke and Ella.


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