Bachelor in American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania, 1974; Master of Arts in Material Culture, University of Pennsylvania, 1974.
Research assistant, Philadelphia Museum Art, 1975;
curator, archivist, The Philadelphia Contributionship, 1976-1993;
curator, archivist, The Mutual Assurance Company, Philadelphia, since 1976. Consultant on collections and archival management and history research, Haddonfield, New Jersey. Consultant PSFS, Merc.
Beneficial Association, Philadelphia Club, 1979. Consultant, board directors, secretary Philadelphia Fire Department History Corporation, 1979.
Co-chairman antiques show University Hospital, Philadelphia, 1980. Judge antique fire apparatus in parades and musters, Pennsylvania. Member American Association Museum, Society of America Archivists, Academy Certified Archivists, Mid-Atlantic Association Museum, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Museum Council Philadelphia and Delaware Valley, Fire Mark Circuit Americans (board directors, president 1988-1990).
Married Brian Guy Smith, January 2, 1988. Children: Jeffrey Robert, Katherine Elizabeth.