Registered Nurse, City Hospital School Nursing, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1951.
Emergency room and surgical scrub nurse Meadville City Hospital, 1951—1953. Private duty Registered Nurse University Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1953—1954. General duty Registered Nurse Veterans Hospital, 1953—1954.
Scenic designer drama department Byram Hills High School, Armonk, New York, 1970—1973. Member arts forum Village Gallery, San Diego, since 1994.
Neighborhood chair Girl Scouts American, Mount Kisco, New York, 1970—1971. Troop leader Hillside Church Pioneer Girls, Armonk, 1971—1973. Facilitator bereavement support group Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church, San Diego, 1990—1993, deacon.
Member of American Pen Women, Press Club North San Diego County.
Married Nelson McElhatten, June 4, 1953 (deceased 1994).