He had two long and successful careers before dedicating himself full time to art - first as an aeronautical engineer and then as a computer systems professional. During that time he worked in several organizations ranging from a startup company to the federal government. These life experiences - as well as those of a private pilot, college-level instructor, husband, father and grandfather - give him a thoughtful perspective on life, which is reflected in the stories and insights reflected in the sculptures.
Lawrence and Irene met in high school and have been married over 50 years. They have four children and five grandchildren. While the family members are now pursuing their own careers in different cities, they do manage to get together frequently as a family.