Student, Alvin Junior College, 1971; student, Wharton Junior College, 1973; student, College Mainland, 1983.
Trainer classified sales, Houston Post, 1961-1964; editor, ad director, Gulf International Trader, Houston, 1964-1967; adjunct director, Fort Bend Mirror, Stafford, Texas, 1967-1971; owner, public, Fort Bend Suburbia, Rosenberg, Texas, 1972-1977; director operations and marketing, Fort Bend Suburbia, Rosenberg, 1977-1980; adjunct director, Texas City Sun, since 1980.
Member Options Galveston County (founder, president 1985), Citizens Development Committee (director 1985-1988), Gulf Coast Future Issues Council (director 1986-1987), Galveston Chamber of Commerce (vice-chair 1986), Texas Women Advertising (founder 1987), International Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executive, Texas Newspaper Advertising Mgrs. Association, Business and Professional Women Foundation (director 1986).
Married Raymond Placette, July 1, 1975 (divorced 1979). Children: Karla Brandt, Alison Groves, Eva Zubel.