Bachelor, Kent State University, Ohio, 1968. AS, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, 1977. Master of Liberal Arts, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, 1979.
Head library Regional Campus Kent State University, Salem, Ohio, 1969—1974. Information officer Volunteers in Service to America, Oklahoma City, 1974—1977. Public information officer State Department Natural Resources, Anchorage, 1977—1980.
Director public affairs Alaska Pacific University, 1980—1984. Executive director Sagamore Institute Adirondacks, Raquette Lake, New York, since 1989.
Board member Young Arts Association, Saranac Lake, New York, 1999—2004. Member of Upstate History Alliance.
Married Michael Sinclair Wilson, November 25, 1982. Children: Andrew Bridger Wilson, Leigh Kathryn Wilson.