Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1974. Master of Arts in Art History, George Washington University, 1983.
Assistant curator, Queens Museum, Flushing, New York, 1984-1986; curator, Fort Wayne (Indiana) Museum Art, 1986-1989; curator, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, 1989-1995; curator of collections, Tacoma Art Museum, since 1996. Guest essayist June Kelly Gallery, New York City, 1994, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York City, 1989. Member benefit committee Center for Book Arts Auction, New York City, 1991.
Volunteer Gay Men's Health Crisis Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Dance-a-thon, New York City, 1990, Cold Spring Harbor (New York ) Laboratory Centennial Celebration, 1990. Member American Association Museum (member curators committee, co-chair exhibit competition 1994-1995), College Art Association (presenter annual meeting 1994, 97), Pacific Northwest Garden History Society (charter).