Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1987. Master of Education in Art Education, University Toledo, 1994.
Art educator, Bowsher High School Toledo Public Schools, since 1987. Co-director Focus Art Exhibition, Toledo, since 2007.
Member election campaign Toledo City Council. Member of Ohio Art Education Association (local convention coordinator since 2003, Secondary Art Educator of Year 2003), BGSU Falcon Club, Phi Delta Kappa (newsletter editor 2004-2005).
Married Michael C. Thorpe, June 5, 2004.