Commissioned 1st lieutenant United States Army Nurse Corps., 1974, advanced through grades to captain, 1980. Major United States Army Reserve, 1986. Orthopedic staff nurse Fort Polk, Louisiana, 1974—1977, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1974—1977, head nurse urology Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1977—1978, evening, night supervisor, 1978—1979, infection control nurse, 1979—1980.
Head nurse urology St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Missouri, 1981—1984, staff nurse, 1980—1981, director medical nursing service, 1984—1989. Assistant vice president Patient Care Services, since 1989. Member adjunct faculty Pittsburgh State University, Kansas.
Member board directors Joplin Emergency Medical Services, secretary, 1994, president, 95. Member board directors Joplin Health and Welfare Board, secretary, since 1995.
Assistant leader Explorer Scouts MoKan Council Boy Scouts America, 1984—1985, 1987—1988. Member of Missouri Southern State College National Honorary Society (finance committee chairperson 1991-1993), American Organization Nurse Executives, Oncology Nursing Society, Missouri Nurses Association (board directors local district 1985-1987, treasurer 5th district 1988-1992, president since 1992), Missouri Association Nursing Service Administrators, American Nurses Association (certified, state delegate since 1994).