Bachelor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute University, 1982.
Artist, office assistant Artisan Graphics, Alexandria, Virginia, 1983—1984. Graphic artist, office assistant Gestalt Associates, 1984—1986. Graphic artist, sales representative, production manager Gestalt Productions, Herndon, Virginia, 1986—1989, ImageMatrix, Inc., Falls Church, 1989—1991.
Graphic designer, publication department head CompuSlides, Vienna, 1991—1994, New Media Communications, Vienna, 1994—1995. Graphic designer, owner Port City Productions, Inc., Alexandria, since 1993.
Member Brookville/Seminary Valley Civic Association, Alexandria, 1988—2002. Volunteer Torpedo Factory Art Center. Active member The Alexandria Library.
Company; committee volunteer, teacher, member Old Presbyterian Meeting House. Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (correspondent secretary 1995-1998, chairman two committees Mount Vernon chapter), The Old Presbyterian Meeting House (worship committee 1995-1997, childcare committee 2000-2003, childhood education committee 2003-2004, Godly Play teacher 2003-2007), Friends of Gunston Hall, The Alexandria Assembly, National Society Colonial Dames of America (recording secretary 1999—2002, directory chairman since 2002, vice chairman 2004-2008, Alexandria committee).
Married William Stuart Whitson, December 21, 1985. Children: Ian Alexander, Kathryn Elizabeth Adria.