Bachelor of Music, East Carolina University, 1985. Master of Music, Michigan State University, 1988.
Creative arts therapist Dorathea Dix Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1988—1990. Director activity therapy Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Greenville, 1988—1990. Executive director Music Academy Eastern Carolina, since 1997.
Instrumental music teachers St. Peter's, Greenville, 1999—2003. Interim music director Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, Greenville, 1993—1995, Greenville, 2003—2004. Freelance soloist, since 1988.
Member of National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts (school directors committee since 2003), International Double Reed Society, American Music Therapy Association (chair professional advisory committee since 1995), Alpha Omicron Pi (local advisor).
Married Randolph Michael Stephenson. Children: Milena, Natalia.