Bachelor, Fort Hays State University, 1974. Teacher Certified, University Colorado, 1976. AS, Pikes Peak Community College, 1979.
Master of Arts, University Northern Colorado, 1995.
Manager Fontasia Heisley Advertising, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1982-1985. Business owner Design-Tech, 1985-1990. Freelance writer, since 1990.
Residential adolescent counselor Chins Up, Colorado Springs, 1993. Counselor/clinician Pikes Peak Mental Health Center, 1993-1994. Counselor Parkview Episcopal Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado, 1995-1996.
Clinical director Rocky Mountain Behavioral Health, Cañon City, 1996-1997. Clinical program coordinator Centura Health St. Mary-Corwin Recovery Center, Pueblo, 1997—1999. Crisis evaluator Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center, 1999—2000.
Private practice, since 1998. Clinical therapist Griffith Centers Children, Colorado Springs, since 2004. Team clinician Southern Colorado CISM Team, Colorado Springs, 1995-1996.
Volunteer Child Abuse Prevention Project, El Paso County Health Department, Colorado Springs, 1992-1993., executive director Alpine Family Counseling Services, Inc., since 2000.
Member board United We Stand Women's Services, Colorado Springs, 1992-1992. Co-founder Youth Employment Service, Colorado Springs, 1992. Chair parent steering committee Dare to Be You Parenting Program, Colorado Springs, 1993.
Member American Counseling Association, International Association Addictions and Offender Counselors (president-elect local chapter).
Children: Melissa, Jason, Christopher.