Consultant and human service director. Born and raised in Washington, D.C. Resides in Des Moines. Received B.S.E. from Drake University; graduate work at the University of Iowa and Drake University. Founder of Urban Dreams, Board member of Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, National Society of Fundraising Executives, State of Iowa Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, Des Moines YMCA Midnight Basketball Committee, Des Moines Mid-City Vision Council, and Mid-City Business Association. Wife Elizabeth Robinson-Ford; one son. Serving fourth term in House.