Party affiliation: Democrat
Nurse St. Luke's Hospitals, Fargo, 1980-1982, 85-91, Trinity Medical Center, Minot, 1982-1983. Nurse women's unit Dakota Hospital, Fargo, 1990. Assistant director personal care assistant program, medical administrator course, instructor Clay County Residence, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1990.
Law clerk to honorary Richard Ahles St. Cloud, 1996-1997. Associate Manahan & Bluth Law Office, Chartered, Mankato, since 1997. Instructor infant massage, Fargo, 1987-1990.
Lactation consultant, Fargo, 1988-1990, Medical Center One, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Member Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Minnesota Women lawyers (representative South Central chapter since 1997), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, International Childbirth Education Association (state coordinator 1985-1987, 89-91), International Association Infant Massage Instructors (medical editor Tender Loving Care newsletter), North Dakota Nurses Association (director membership and marketing), Association Psychoprophyllaxis in Obstetrics, Gate City Nurses Association (board directors 1986-1988), Nurses Association of America College Ob-Gyn. (vice chairman section 1989-1990, chairman 1991), Law Women's Caucus (secretary 1992-1993).