University of Cincinnati (Bachelor of Arts). University of Cincinnati (Juris Doctor).
Bar: Ohio 1981,United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1981. Law clerk, United States District Court Eastern District Kentucky, Covington, 1981. Associate Holbrock, Jonson, Bressler & Houser, Hamilton, Ohio, 1981-1985.
Partner Rogers & Olivas, 1985-1988.
Member Holbrock & Jonson, 1989-1991, partner Holbrock, Jonson, Evans & Olivas, 1991-1996. Vice president, secretary Holbrock & Jonson Company, Legal Professional Association, 1996.
Active Hamilton City Council, since 1983. Vice-mayor City of Hamilton, 1986-1990, 94-97, mayor, 1990-1994, 97-98, since 2000. Co-chairman Hamilton Schools Chemical Abuse Prevention Program.
Board directors Open Door Food Pantry, Hamilton, 1982-1985, Hamilton Committee Improvement Corporation, 1986-1988. Member American Bar Association, Butler County Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, Ohio State Bar College, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Children: Maria Christa, Alexa Lynne, Phillipa Gabrielle, Nicholas Henry.