Bachelor with distinction, University Michigan, 1969. Master of Arts in Education, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 1973. Master of Arts in English cum laude, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1982.
From assistant editor to senior editor, project manager Gale Group, Farmington Hills, Michigan, since 1982. Editor in chief St. Luke's Epistle, Utica, 1998—2001. Review panel manuscript Journal College of Science Reading National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, Virginia, 1998-2000.
With editorial board The Record, Detroit, since 2000. With Gale Group, Farmington Hills. Series project manager, editor select vols, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, second edition, since 2002.
Active Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Rochester Hills, Michigan, since 1997. Clerk of vestry St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Utica, Michigan, 1998-2000. Member of Project Management Institute.
Married Donald Olendorf, June 29, 1969. Children: Patrice LeeAnn Boettcher, Sara Elizabeth Ortolan, Donald Patrick.