Associate of Arts, Palomar Junior College, 1967. Bachelor, San Diego State College, 1969. Postgrad, University Hawaii, 1972.
Curatorial assistant Museum Man, San Diego, 1968—1969. Education specialist Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 1970—1971, registrar, 1971—1985, assistant director, collection manager, since 1985. Supervisor Boston University Law School Summer Interns, Honolulu, 1978.
Trainer museology students, 1973—1981. Lecturer various colleges universities. Secretary Ala Wai Community Gardens, Honolulu, 1982.
Member of Hawaiian History Society, Hawaiian Botanical Society, Hawaii Museums Association (vice president 1971), Hawaii Audubon Society (recording secretary 1980), American Association State & Local History, Registrar's Committee (Hawaii) (representative 1983-1984), American Association Museum, Sierra Club.
Married Steven Lee Montogomery Manning, December 21, 1982.