Bachelor of Science in Child Development, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1970. Master of Education in Humanistic Education, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1973. Studied ash basketry with Ben Higgins, Chesterfield, Massachusetts, 1975.
Staff International Fiber Forum, Geelong, Australia, 2004, 2009, 2011, Development Fair Trade Craft Industry, Pokuase, Ghana, 2008—2010. Craft consultant SERRV, Ghana, Uganda, 2008. Founder, planning committee North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, Vermont, 1990—2003, president, 2001—2003.
Curator Brookfield Craft Center, Connecticut, 2002. Board trustees American Craft Council, 2002—2005. Advisory council member Arrowmont School Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2004—2010.
Board directors Weave A Real Peace, since 2010.
Sunapee Fair committee League New Hampshire Craftsmen, Concord, 1983—1985, trustee, 1987—1990. Charter board member Vermont Crafts Council, Montpelier, 1990—1993. Steering committee member Women's Film Festival, Brattleboro, 2004—2010.
Children: Dani Mariasha, Rina Rose Tobias.