Now retired, he worked for the Rutland Herald for 17 years as a reporter, editor, editorial writer and columnist.
He later was self-employed as a freelance writer for businesses and organizations and taught workshops on writing in the workplace.
In the 1990s, he worked for Central Vermont Public Service Corp., primarily in customer communications.
Since about 1998, he has been secretary of Chapter 1, Vietnam Veterans of America and serves as its historian. He has been the coordinator of the Wild Woods Music Co-op, which conducts monthly sing-alongs and jam sessions at the Godnick Adult Center, for more than 15 years. For several years he chaired the Rutland City door-to-door fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
He has written short guides to writing in the workplace and writing press releases. In 2013 he researched and wrote The Story of the Lincoln Iron Works for the Rutland Historical Society.