EDUCATION Junction City High School, 1972; University of Kansas, 1976, B.S. Accounting/Business Administration with distinction; University of Kansas, 1979, Juris Doctorate.
PROFESSIONAL 2000 to present - President of Brown & Vogel, Chartered, Salina, Kansas;1996 to 1999 - President of Steven W. Brown, Chartered, Salina, Kansas; 1991 to 1995 - Shareholder in law firm of Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered, Salina, Kansas; 1982-90 - Shareholder in law firm of King, Adrian, King & Brown, Chartered, Salina, Kansas;1981-82 - Arthur Young & Company, Dallas, Texas; 1979-81 - Associate, Hoover, Schermerhorn, Edwards & Pinaire, Junction City, Kansas. Member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Incorporated, 1997 to 2002; Member of Welath Counsel 2002 to present; Chartered member of Lifespan Legal Services™; Graduate of Master’s Program in Wealth Strategies Planning® through the Esperti Peterson Institute, as accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University; Contributory author to Strictly Business, Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses, published in 2002 by Quantum Press; Contributory author to Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning, a book that provides answers to questions about transferring wisdom along with wealth, published in 2004 by Quantum Press.
Martindale-Hubbel rating - “AV”
Listed in 1995-1996 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Bar Associations: American Bar Association; Kansas Bar Association; Northwest Kansas Bar Association; Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association.
Bar Committees: Kansas Bar Association: Chairperson of Kansas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee (1995-1997); President of Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of KansasBar Association (1989-1993); Kansas Bar Association Real Estate,Probate and Trust Law Section CLE Liaison (1990-1997); Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (1989-1993); Saline County Civil Process Committee and Trustee of Saline County Law Library.
Kansas Bar Association Activities: Author and speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Living Trust Drafting” – 1991; Author and speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “How to Draft a Revocable Living Trust” – 1988; Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Protecting Assets from Creditors and Post-Death Implications” – 1989; 1992 - Speaker, Nebraska Bar Association, A Medical and Legal Perspective on the Durable Power of Attorney; 1992 - Speaker, Kansas Bar Association satellite “Elder Law Seminar” 1994 - Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Estate Administration”; Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar on Estate Planning for Disability and Tax Issues; Speaker, The Western Kansas Council on Estate Planning & Gifting seminar “Health Care Directives” - 1995; Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation; Continuing Legal Education Seminar Coordinator for several programs, including Plaza Lights Institute, Best of Continuing Legal Education and other probate and trust related seminars; Speaker, National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys seminar “The Truth About Estate Planning”; Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Bar Association as chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, - 1998; Instructor of the Estate Planning Practicum, an intensive week long training course for members of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Incorporated; Speaker for Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association Convention; Speaker for Kansas Accountants Tax Conference; Speaker for Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
CIVIC Member of Board of Directors of the Information Network of Kansas, Inc.(2000-02); President (1992) and member of Board of Directors of Salina Chamber of Commerce, 1989-92; Treasurer, The Saint Francis Academy (1992); Board of Trustees of Salina Public Library; Treasurer of Salina Public Library, 1988; President (1990-91) and member of Board of Directors of Salina Art Center, Inc., 1986-92; Campaign Chairman of Salina United Way Campaign, 1989; President of Salina Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, 1987-88; Member of Board of Directors of Salina Downtown Lions Club, 1985-88; President of Salina Country Club, 2008, and member of Board of Directors of Salina Country Club, 1993-95 and 2005-2009. Member of Board of Directors of Kansas Wildscape.
CHURCH Roman Catholic. Founder and member of Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Grade School Endowment Fund, 1988; Member of St. Mary’s Grade School Council, 1985-89; Member of Finance Council of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish; Member of the The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina Finance Council, Member of Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities (2002 – 2008).