Party affiliation: Democrat
Associate Degree in Nursing, Indian Hills College, 1977. AS in Administration, Des Moines Area College, 1982. BSPA in Health Care, St. Joseph's, 1985.
Certified nurses aides education, University Iowa, 1989. Bachelor of science in nursing, Drake University, 1997. Graduate, National Institute Paralegal Arts Science, 2002.
Staff night charge nurse Mahaska Manor Nursing Home, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1977. Director nursing Tower Park Nursing Home, 1977—1978, Pleasant Park Nursing Home, Oskaloosa, 1978—1985, administrator, 1985—1986. Staff nurse Intensive Care Unit-Cardiac Care Unit Ottumwa Regional Hospital, Iowa, 1986.
Palative care and chronic psychiatric nurse Knoxville Veterans Hospital, 1986—2009. With Heart Land Home Care, 2009. Retired, 2009
Coordinator, instructor Iowa Educational Institute, Oskaloosa, since 1987.
Consultant Tower Park Nursing Home, Oskaloosa, 1985-1987, Siesta Park Nursing Home, 1985-1987, Mahaska Manor, 1993-1995. Nurse North Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oskaloosa, since 2004, Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Iowa.
Denomination: Roman Catholic