Clerical certified, Milwaukee Area Technology College, 1978. Diploma, Institute Children's Literature, 2002.
Customer service representative Manna Pro Farm Supply and Distribution Center, Nappanee, Indiana, 1983—1988, Ascot Enterprises, Nappanee, 1988—1989. Library assistant/associate Goshen (Indiana) Public Library., 1990—1998. Clerk United States Postal Service, Nappanee, 1998—2001.
Special correspondent, columnist Goshen News, since 2001. Freelance feature writer Fort Wayne (Indiana)-South Bend Diocese Today's Catholic Newspaper, Fortt Wayne, since 2002.
Public relations director South Elementary PTO, Nappanee, 1986—1990. Treasurer Nappanee Youth Baseball League, 1988—1990. Volunteer reading buddy Chamberlain Elementary School, Goshen, 1997—2001.
Mentor St. John the Evangelist School, since 2002. Member of Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (associate).
Children: Robert David, Steven Wayne.