Bachelor, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1983.
Coordinator special events, March of Dimes, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1983-1985; director public relations, St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, 1985-1987; public relations specialist, Institute Business Designers, Chicago, 1987-1988; freelance writer, Roselle, Illinois, since 1988.
Married Donald A. Gross, October 13, 1984. Children: Jacob Daniel, Zachary Alexander.