Associate of Arts, Hibbing Community College. Bachelor of Social Work, College St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1971.
Social worker, Children's Aid Society of Toronto, 1971-1975; rehabilitation and vocational counselor, Minnesota Diversified Industries, St. Paul, 1976-1979; case manager, therapist, Range Mental Health Center, Virginia, Minnesota, 1979-1982; director, therapist, Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County, Virginia, 1981-1984; commissioner, St. Louis County, Minnesota, since 1987.
Member Northern Minnesota Citizens League, Grand Rapids. Member governing board Arrowhead Library., Virginia. Board directors, member Executive Committee Arrowhead Economics Opportunity Agency, Virginia.
Member American Association of University Women, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Eveleth Chamber of Commerce, Soroptomist International(Woman of Year 1989).
Married Thomas M. Butorac. Children: Sarah Butorac, Mark Butorac.