Associate of Arts, Portland Community College, Oregon, 2006. Bachelor in Psychology, Marylhurst University, 2008. Graduate, Johns Hopkins Hosp.Balt., 1987.
X-ray technologist St. Francis West Hospital, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, 1990—1991. Agricultural instructor Mitch Charter School, Tigard, Oregon, 2004—2005, art teacher, 2004—2005, Young Rembrandts, Portland, since 2006. Member Lewis & Clark Graduate School Education & Counseling, 2008.
Chair CPO-4B Citizen Participation Organization, Bull Mountain, Oregon, 2003—2004, vice chair, 2005—2006. Member of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honorary Society, Society Children Book Writers, Phi Theta Kappa.
Married Peter Eldon Shumway, September 8, 1990. Children: David Orion, Noah Scott, Elijah Everett.