Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts, Friends University, 1993. Master of Arts in Communications and Theatre/Drama, Wichita State University, 1999.
Dance instructor Machi's School Dance, Wichita, 1990—1996. Children's ministry intern Friendswood (Texas) Friends Church, 1993. Drama instructor Christian Center Academy, Wichita, Kansas, 1993—1994.
Writing center tutor Wichita State University, 1996—1998, graduate teaching assistant, 1998—1999. Adjunct instructor speech and theatre Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, 1999—2001. Adjunct instructor speech Butler Community College, El Dorado, since 1999.
Lecturer communications Newman University, Wichita, 2000—2001.
Member of Elliott Society, Wichita State University Alumni Association, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (associate).
Married Derek Michael Richardson, January 6, 1996.