Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition, University Texas, El Paso, 1981; certified music teacher, University Texas, El Paso, 1991; certified classroom teacher, University Texas, El Paso, 1993.
Private piano teacher, El Paso, since 1977;
instrumental music director, Radford School, El Paso, 1982-1984;
music director, Radford School, El Paso, 1984-1992;
rotating drama teacher, Ysleta School District, El Paso, 1992-1993;
fine arts teacher, Ysleta Elementary School, El Paso, 1993-1995;
fine arts teacher, East Point School, El Paso, since 1995. Choir director East Point School, El Paso, 1996-1997. School pianist Radford School, El Paso, 1982-1992, class sponsor, 1988, 90, 91.
Composer, pianist, El Paso, since 1975.
Facilitator Division Recovery Care Class Harvest Christian Center, 2003—2006. Member National Music Teachers Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, El Paso Music Teachers Association (chairman composition contest since 1990, conductor piano ensemble state convention 1990, 91, Teacher of Year East Point School 1996-1997).
Married Tomas Chavez, August 2, 1980 (divorced July 1988). 1 child, Renee Rochelle Chavez. Married Steven David Flato, September 28, 1991.