Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, 1981.
Junior designer, Sussman, Stearn and Schaefer Advertising, Southfield, Michigan, 1981-1982; designer, art director, The Berline Group, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan, 1982-1984; senior graphic designer, Art Force, Inc., Southfield, Michigan, 1984-1986; design director, partner, Colorpointe Design, Inc., Southfield, since 1986. Counselor Design Michigan. Guest lecturer Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, since 1991.
Member event committee Sarah Fisher Center, Farmington Hills, Michigan, since 1991, benefit co-chair, since 1993. Member American Association of University Women (Dearborn chapter study group 1993-1994), American Institute Graphic Arts (national and Detroit chapters, treasurer, board directors since 1993).
Married Joseph Carl Knisely, October 5, 1985. Children: Kirsten Elise, Caitlyn Grace.