Bachelor in Philosophy, San Jose State University, California, 1963. Master of Arts in Art, San Jose State University, California, 1966.
Graduate assistant in art San Jose State University, 1963—1966. Instructor Alberta (Canada) College Art, Calgary, 1966—1968. Professor art We. Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon, 1968—1994.
Art department head Western Oregon University, 1979—1986. Staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1954-1957.
Member of Printarts Northwest (life. President 1983-1985, board directors 1983—2004, honorary life 1998).
Married Donnie J. Elkins. Children: Jennifer Ann Hoffman, Kathleen Marie Dautel.