Bachelor, Murray (Kentucky) State University, 1993.
Writer, Murray State News Bureau, 1989-1991; associate/news editor, The Murray State News, 1991-1993; intern, United States Republican Carroll Hubbard, Washington, summer 1992; education reporter, The Paducah (Kentucky) Sun, 1993-1995; features editor, The Paducah (Kentucky) Sun, since 1995.
Class member Leadership Paducah, 1995-1996. Volunteer Leadership Paducah Alumni, since 1996. Advisory board Purchase Area Youth Salur Program, March of Dimes Mission Possible campaign, 1995.
Volunteer in schools. Member Murray State University Alumni Association (chapter secretary since 1994), Woman's Club of Paducah, Open Gate Garden Club (secretary 1997-1999), West Kentucky Press Association (president), Kentucky Press Association (2nd place Community Service award).