Several members of my family have been active in politics. My mother's greatgrandfather was an Iowa state senator (18 years) and two-term governor of Iowa. Her brother was a supreme court justice (appointed-Gov. Garrey Carruthers) in the State of New Mexico. My father's dad was Assistant Attorney General for the State of Iowa (1932-1936), an arbitrator for the National Labor Board, and served as Chief Counsel on the US Senate Subcommittee on Elections and Privileges (1951). My father is currently working for the Travis County, TX, (TCAD 227) Appraisal Review Board.
Graduated from Palisades High School, Pacific Palisades, CA, 1970.Attended California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA, 1970-1972, studied Biology.-Regional Headquarters Manager, Santa Monica, CA, for Committee to Re-Elect the President, 1972.Graduated from University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1972-1974. Major in History, Minor in English.Completed amphibian project (See http://mvzarctos.berkeley.edu/SpecimenResults.cfm.)Attended Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA; studied Earth Science, 1995-1998.Attended California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA; studied Earth and Environmental Science, 1998-1999.-Completed seven-year study of mollusks living along northern jetty, Marina del Rey, CA (1998). See http://trophort.com/research/021/025/. (See also Tjärnö marinbiologiska laboratorium; College of William and Mary, 2007)-Published on zeolite minerals in the Santa Monica Mountains (1998). See http://www.micromineral.org/gito/t-u.html.-Completed two-year study of nocturnal periodicity in snakes of the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA. See http://18.104.22.168/pres/PresentationServlet?action=home; (Feldman and Spicer, 2002.)Attended University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; studied biotechnology, 1999.-Completed study of organisms in the activated-sludge process at UCLA, which is published at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Rader+UCLA+Activated+Sludge+Micro7&btnG=Search.-Completed 9-year study of fossils in the Paleocene and Eocene marine formations in Southern California. See http://ip.nhm.org/ipdatabase/lot_show, http://ip.nhm.org/ipdatabase/locality_showAttended University of Texas at Austin, 2000. Studied Earth Science.-Completed a 3-year study of Lower Cretaceous Walnut Formation (2002-2004). See Allmon and Cohen, Palaeoecological significance of turritelline gastropod-dominated assemblages from the mid-Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) of Texas and Oklahoma, USA (2007)-Completed four-year study of paleostratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous Glen Rose Formation (2005-2008). Working with researchers at NHM London, USNM, and Carnegie Museum. (See Scott, SEPM, 2007; Ward & Ward, SEPM, 2007; Rader, Taylor, and Sanner, IBA, 2007; Angelica Oviedo Garcia, Rudistas del Cretacico Superior del Centro al Sureste de Mexico, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, www.tesisenxarxa.net/TESIS_UAB/AVAILABLE/TDX-0620106-232433//aog1de1.pdf.