Became lecturer on Chautauqua platform, 1904. Head of extension department Art Institute Chicago, 1916. Originator of “Better Homes” institutes as means of popularizing art.
Founder of Better Homes Movement in America, 1918. Conductor department interior decoration, Modern Priscilla magazine, 1923-1925. Educational director American Homes Bureau.
Contributing editor Better Homes and Gardens. Lecturer on art, architecture and decoration. Interior decorator. Contributor to mags.
Charter member International Lyceum and Chautauqua Association (president 1913-1914). Member American Academy Political and Social Science.