Bachelor in Music, Oberlin Conservatory, 1968.
Piano instructor Pittsfield Community Music School, Massachusetts, 1968—1969, Hochstein Music School, Rochester, New York, 1969—1971, St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, since 1981. Piano instructor Concord Community Music School, since 1984, Notre Dame College Community Music School, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1986-1996, Greater Manchester Center for Arts and Music, 1991-1992, St. Paul's School. Piano accompanist Philomel Camerata, Concord, since 1982, Pemigewasset Choral Society, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 1973-1978, Plymouth State College, 1976-1977.
Staff accompanist Plymouth State College, since 2000. Performances at Williams College, Harvard University, Tufts, University, New England College, Plymouth State College, since 1983, Arlington Street Church, Boston, since 2001, New Hampshire Composer's Conference at Rivier College, 2000. Solo concert dedicating new piano at Hunt Memorial Building, Nashua, New Hampshire.
Concert perfromances Bach's Lunch Series at Nashua Public Library., 2000-2001. Several performances St. John The Evangelist Church, Concord, New Hampshire, 2000-2001. Instructor master classes Concord Community School, 2004, 05, 06.
Organist, choir director St. James Episcopalian Church, Laconia, New Hampshire, 1981-1990. Active prison ministry New Hampshire State Prison, Concord, 1988, Neighbors in Need Program, Laconia, 1988. Pianoist Concord Hospital, since 2006.
Member New Hampshire Music Teachers Association (vice president 1983-1987, 89-91, president-elect 1991-1993, president 1993-1995, immediate past president 1995-1997, organized 4-state convention 1993, speaker Eastern division meeting 1994, Sister Anita Marchessault Teacher/Member of Year award 1996), Piano Guild, New England Piano Teachers Association, New Hampshire State Council on Arts Touring Artists Roster.
Married Christopher Laird Dornin. Children: Sarah, Christopher, Laird, Rebecca, Rachel.