Attended, Carleton College. Attended, University Missouri.
Reporter Tri Town News, Greendale, Wisconsin, 1958—1961. Newspaper reporter, photographer, feature writer, editor Central Missouri Fireside Guard, Missouri, 1973—1978. Editor business briefs Master of Fine Arts Oil Corporation, Columbia, 1977.
Editor lifestyles Kingdom Daily News, Fulton, 1978—1982. Assistant editor Centralia Fireside Guard, 1982—1983. Editor Central Missouri Rural and Farm Life Magazine.
Associate editor Missouri Ruralist, Columbia, 1983—1985. Director external relations Winston Churchill Memorial and Library. Westminster College, Fulton, 1985—1989, director, 1989—1990.
Owner, public Boone County Journal, Ashland, 1986—2001, columnist, since 2001. Editorial consultant Greenways, Inc., Durham, North Carolina, since 2001.
Member executive board Friends of Winston Churchill Memorial and Library., Fulton, 1978—1997. Member Boone County Commission on Child Abuse, 1978—1981, Boone County History Society. Board directors, member public relations, development, Maplewood committee Walters Boone County Museum and Visitors Center, since 1995, 1st vice president, 1996—1998, president, 1998—2000, vice chairman Endowment Trust, 2000—2003, chairman, since 2003.
Member Boone County Government Review Task Force, 1991—1992. President Lake Champetra Homeowners Association, 1993—1995, vice president, 1995—1996. Vice chair Boone County Constitution Writing Commission, 1995—1996.
Member extension council University Missouri, 1995—1997. Co-chairman Friends Southern Boone County Fire Protection District, 1995—1997. Member steering committee Boone County Vision Plan, 2000—2002.
Member Boone Hospital Center Foundation, 2002—2005. Representative committee woman Ward 1, Centralia, Missouri, 1972, 1974, 1976. Democratic committee woman Cedar Township, 2001—2004.
Member Missouri Conference communications committee United Methodist Church, since 2001. Trustee Ashland Missouri United Methodist Church, 2001—2005. Member Daughters of the American Revolution, National Federation Press Women (board director 1991-1993, 21st century committee 1992-1993, National Achievement Award 1982), Southern Boone County Chamber of C. (chairman economic development committee 1998—2002), Missouri Press Women (district vice president, vice president, treasurer chairman honors awards, president 1991-1993).
Communicator of Year Award 1978-1983, 85, 86, 95. Woman of Achievement Award 1989, Missouri Press Association.
Married Richard Albert Flink, November 20, 1954. Children: Jennifer, Elizabeth, Caroline, Charles Albert, and James Duncan.