BJ with high honors, University Texas, 1979.
Reporter, writer, Medical World News magazine, New York City, 1979; assistant copy chief, Medical World News magazine, Houston, 1983-1984; free-lance writer, editor, since 1984; editorial assistant, Jour Health and Social Behavior, Houston, 1980-1981; secretary department psychiatry, Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1980-1981; procedures analyst, technical writer, technical librarian, Harris County Data Processing Department, Houston, 1981-1983; communications specialist III, Wang systems administrator office of planning and research, Houston Police Department teacher technical writing class, 1985-1989; technical writer, Chevron Exploration and Production Superior vena cava syndrome Company, Houston, 1990-1992; freelance technical writer, since 1992; owner, The Write Hand, Kent, Ohio., since 1992.
Volunteer editor newsletters Greater Houston area American Cancer Society, VGS, Inc., W. Knoll News. Member board zoning appeals City of Kent, 1996—2003, vice chair, 1998, 2004—2005, chair, 1999—2002, member shade tree commission, since 1996, chair, 1999—2002, 2007—2008, member assessment equalization board, 1998—2003, member fair housing board, since 1998, member environmental commission, 1999, member community reinvestment area housing council. Member transportation study citizen involvement committee Akron Metropolitan Area, since 1999, vice chair, 2000, 2008—2010, chair, 2001—2002.
Member Leadership Portage County, 1999. Board directors Keep Kent Beautiful, vice chair, 2002—2005. Member Portage County Flood Variance Board, since 2005, Geauga Ashtabule Portage Partnership Area 19 Workforce Investment Board, since 2005, secretary, since 2009.
Board directors Kent Environmental Council, newsletter editor. Mental health & recovery board Portage County, since 2007. Volunteer writer, graphic designer office religious education St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Houston, 1983—1992.
Trustee Catholic Charities Portage County, vice president, 2002, 2005—2006, president, 2003—2004, recording secretary, 2007. Member board building appeals Portage County. Member of National Association of Female Executives, Kent History Society (board member since 2008, secretary since 2009), Society Technology Communications (manager policies and procedures special interest group, Disting Special Interest Group Service award), American Medical Writers Association, National Association Desktop Publications, Women in Communications, Society Children's Book Writers (associate), Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, Women's Network, Alpha Lamda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Delta Chi.