Bachelor in Public Relations and Journalism, University Northern Iowa, 1989.
Marketing assistant, TeleDirect International Inc., Davenport, Iowa., 1989-1990; freelance writer, Leader Newspaper, Davenport, 1989-1990; news reporter, Ottumwa (Iowa) Courier Newspaper, 1990-1991; public relations assistant, Davenport Bank & Trust Co, since 1991.
Chair public relations American Heart Association, 1989-1991. Communications committee United Way of America, 1989-1990. Member American Association of University Women, Public Relations Society of America (publicity committee 1989-1990), Iowa Press Women.