Bachelor, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1981. Bachelor of Science, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, 1991. Master of Science, Minnesota State University Mankato, 1999.
Spanish teacher District 206, Alexandria, Minnesota, 1991—2004. Spanish and Liberal Arts instructor Alexandria Technology College, since 2004. Teacher Fulbright Programs, Lima, Peru, 2001.
Coodinator Annual fundraiser Operation Bootstrap Africa, Alexandria, 2003—2008. Member Diversity Resource Action Alliance, 2004—2008. Choir member Shalom Lutheran Church, 2002—2008.
Leader Women European Landscape Contractors Association Shalom Lutheran, 2004—2008. Member of Minnesota Council Teaching Language Culture.
Life partner Dean S. Kliewer. 1 child Alan Luis.