Party affiliation: Democrat
Speech pathologist Chico (California) Nursing Home, 1982. Itinerant speech therapist San Diego City Schools, 1983-1984, speech therapist, severe language disorders, 1984-1987. Director speech/language pathology Havasu Regional Hospital division Good Samaritan Health Services, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 1987-1989.
Speech/language pathology specialist rehabilitation medical services Veterans Administration Medical Center, Prescott, 1989-1995. Private practice speech and language pathology Olsten-Kimberly Home Health, 1995-1996. Private consultant research and writing Olympic Peninsula, Washington, 1996-2000.
Researcher, writer North Valley, Chico, California, since 2000.
Denomination: Roman Catholic