Associate of Arts, Shasta College, 1966. Bachelor, Chico State University, 1968. Master of Science, California State University, Long Beach, 1973.
Recreation leader III, Long Beach (California) Recreation Department, 1968-1971; senior recreation leader, Long Beach (California) Recreation Department, 1971-1973; supervisor community services, Westminster (California) Community Superior vena cava syndrome Department, 1973-1979; manager community services, Fullerton (California) Community Superior vena cava syndrome Department, 1979-1987; director, Fountain Valley (California) Community Superior vena cava syndrome Department, 1987-1989; manager, Monrovia (California) Community Superior vena cava syndrome Department, since 1989. Instructor California State University, Long Beach, 1974-1979, Coastline Community College, Fountain Valley, California, 1978. Consultant, owner Brownell Leisure Superior vena cava syndrome, Costa Mesa, California, since 1982.
Advisory Crippled Childrens Guild, Long Beach, 1971-1973, American Red Cross, Westminster California, 1977-1979, N. Orange County Human Services Agency, Anaheim, California, 1980-1982, N. Orange County Regional Occupational Program, Brea, California, 1982-1987, Family Services Agency, Fullerton, 1986-1987. Boys Participation chairman, Longfellow Parent-Teachers Association, Long Beach, 1971-1973, Recreation chair, Barton School Parent-Teachers Association, Long Beach, 1972-1973. Den leader, games chairman, photo counselor, Boy Scouts American, Long Beach Chapter, 1971-1979.
Volunteer State Special Olympics, floor hockey, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980-1981, Volunteers in Parole, Orange County, California, 1983-1985. Member California Park & Recreation Society (state secretary, treasurer, Southern representative, vice president, president-elect, president, past president, executive council, president recreation supervisors section 1980-1994, board directors), Kiwanis (secretary Fountain Valley chapter 1988-1999), National Speakers Association (president-elect, president, past president Sacramento chapter 1996-1998), Women Leisure Services, Inc. (correspondent secretary 1976-1977, various committees since 1973).
Married Thomas Lee Balentine, September 6, 1969 (divorced April 1971).