Born to Alvin LeRoy Holton and Shirley Irene (Coy) Holton in Jackson, MI.
Earns a BS in applied science and engineering from the U.S. Military Academy; Serves as a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps until 1975.
Serves as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Signal Corps until 1998; Receives an Army Commendation Medal.
Is an environmental engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency until 1977.
Achieves an MS in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina; Works as a private practice consultant until 1980.
Is a research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory until 1984.
Obtains a PhD in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina.
Is a consultant with the Environmental Quality Advisory Board.
Is a research associate at Maxima Corp. until 1985.
Serves as chairman of the Permitting and Siting Committee of the Air and Waste Management Association until 1990.
Is a research supervisor at JBF Associates, Inc. until 1988; Is a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Grantee.
Teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama, University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee until 2017.
Serves as the office manager of First Environment, Inc. until 1989; Is the editor of “Siting of Waste Management Facilities.”
Serves as president, chairman and a board member of Holton & Dycus, Inc. through 1993.
Is the director of the Air Services Group at Industrial Compliance until 1998.
Is named a Kentucky Colonel from the Ohio River Floods.
Serves as president of Holton Environmental Associates until 2017; Receives a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Is a civic presenter on global warming through 2017.
Plays with the Annie Moses Band at Carnegie Hall.