Student, Loyola University, Chicago, 1980. Bachelor with honors, DePaul University, Chicago, 1982. Master of Arts in Art Therapy, University Illinois, Chicago, 1987.
Editorial assistant Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, 1982—1985. Art therapist Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, 1987—1997. Adjunct professor School of the Art Institute, Chicago, 1991—1998.
Art therapist District I55 High School, Crystal Lake, 1997—2005, Turning Point, Woodstock, 1999—2001. Student advisor for art therapy degree SA/C, Chicago, 1995. Speaker in field.
Member of Illinois Artists Coalition.
Married Williams Charles Denk, October 28, 1995. 1 child Tessa Claire. Married James Fisher (divorced ).