Bachelor, University North Dakota, 1975.
Acting director non-academic employment University North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1968-1971. Historian, archaeologist Computer Sciences Corporation, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1987-1994. President Dana Marcotte Kilanowski Productions, Palmdale, since 1994.
Managing partner Kerosene Flats Entertainment LLC, since 2005. Guest historian The History Channel, New York City, 1997. Oral historian Society of Experimental Test Pilots, since 2005.
President Officers Wives Club, Edwards Air Force Base, 1985-1986, Parent-Teachers Association, Edwards Air Force Base, 1986. Director Flight Test History Foundation, Lancaster California, since 1991, vice chairman, since 2008. Guest lecturer Antelope Valley (California) Schools, since 1987.
Member American Association of University Women, National Council Public History, National Trust History Preservation, South West Oral History Association, Oral History Association, American Film Institute, Society Experiment Test Pilots Foundation (committee member).
Married Samuel Joseph Kilanowski, August 30, 1975. Children: Kristen Marcotte, Samantha Marcotte.