Larry served his country in the Air National Guard, Portland, 142nd Fighter Group, from 1966 through 1972. A graduate in Business Administration from Oregon State University, and a Certified Public Accountant from 1969 until letting his certificate go inactive after his retirement, his career, though diverse, centered around financial matters. Larry worked for a National CPA firm in Salem, was the Treasurer of a savings and loan company, a Controller for a multi-million dollar furniture and appliance store, filled interim roles as the City of Salem Treasury Manager and Director of Finance for the Salem Area Mass Transit, and finished his full-time career with 18 years at the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs as Controller and a backup for the CFO. Larry was a founding member of the VCCO Board in 2003.