Party affiliation: Democrat
Teacher Parsons (Kansas) City Schools, 1960. Substitute teacher Las Vegas (Nevada) City Schools, 1966, Memphis City Schools, 1967-1968, teacher hearing impaired, since 1969. Sign language instructor Interpreting Service for Deaf, Memphis, 1975-1985, interpretor, since 1977.
Instructor Shelby State Community College, 1981. Secretary Advisory Council for Hearing Impaired, Memphis, 1977-1981, president 1981-1983. Secretary Interpreting Service for Deaf, Memphis, 1985-1989, board development chair, 1989-1992.
Coordinator 12 nation exhibit on deaf service, Ottawa, Canada, 1991. Chairman Southern Association Schools and Colleges Self-Study, visiting team, 1992.
Charter member Idlewild Community Association, Memphis, secretary, 1980-1986. Member United Teaching Profession (committee member), Registry Interpreters for Deaf (state trustee, local president, secretary, vice president), Council for Exceptional Children (conference committee), Quota International (hearing and speech chair, lieutenant governor District 23), Quota Club East Memphis (vice president, president, Outstanding Member award, Best Club in South Area award), Mid-South Advisory Council for Hearing Impaired (charter member, officer, Outstanding Service award), Quota Club Jackson, Tennessee (organizer).