Party affiliation: Democrat
Obstetrics and staff nurse Riverside Hospital, Nashville, 1967-1969. Staff and medical nurse Women's Hospital, Chattanooga, 1972-1976. Psychiatric nurse Valley Psychiatric Hospital, 1977-1978.
Head nurse Life Care Nursing Home, Collegedale, Tennessee, 1978-1979. Staff nurse Diagnostic Hospital, Chattanooga, 1979-1983. Private duty nurse Quality Care Home Health Agency, 1983-1987, Contin-U-Care Home Health Agency, Chattanooga, 1987-1993.
Night infirmary nurse Baylor Preparatory School, from 1986. Camp nurse Camp Illahee, Brevard, North Carolina, summer 1992.
Denomination: Seventh Day Adventist