Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Arkansas State University, 1976. Certified in social therapy, Postgraduate Center Forest Hospital, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1976. Master of Therapeutic Communications, Governor's State University, 1978.
Postgraduate, Northern Illinois University, 1984. Vocational certified substance abuse counseling, Elgin Community College, 1988.
Private legal secretary Gibbins & Spivey, Attorneys, Austin, Texas, 1969-1972. Finance assistant Mitsubishi Corporation, Elk Grove, Illinois, 1978. Instructor District 214 Continuing Adult Education Program, Arlington Heights, 1979-1982, Roosevelt University, Arlington Heights, 1979.
Private practice Chicago, 1979-1982. Child and family therapist Larkin Center for Children and Adolescents, Elgin, Illinois, 1980-1990. Farmer attempting to establist a self-supporting homestead, Vernon Hill, Virginia, since 1990.
Consultant Alternatives School-Larkin, Elgin, 1980-1990, committee chairperson, 1989, community liaison, 1980-1990.