AD in Merchandising, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1967. Bachelor in Art, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, 1991. Postgraduate, Iowa State University.
Self employed artist, Indianola, since 1991. Visual associate Sears Roebuck, Des Moines, since 1999. Instructor art and design Iowa State University, Ames, 1995-1998.
Art conservator self employed, Indianola, since 1994. Consultant renovaton and art preservation. Speaker in field.
Member Landscape Architecture Board, State of Iowa, Des Moines, 1993-1997. Chairman liturgical committee St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Indianola. Member liturgical commission Diocese of Des Moines, since 1995.
Member American Institute Conservators.
Married Martin Harold Vitale, April 13, 1969. Children: Christina, Lisa, Michael.