Student, Center Connecticut State College, 1961. Associate in Arts and Science, Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco, Washington, 1978.
Senior graphic designer, illustrator, Battelle N.W. laboratories, Richland, Washington, 1979-1983;
from pastry chef to kitchen manager, Salt Lake (Utah) Airport Hilton, 1983-1985;
with advertising design staff, Pensacola (Florida) Hilton, 1985-1986;
technical illustrator, Jana, Inc., Pensacola, 1986-1987;
food and beverage administrative assistant, Ramada Renaissance Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, 1987-1988;
food and beverage administrative assistant, Royal d'Iberville Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1987-1988, 1990-1991;
business consultant, Royal d'Iberville Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi, since 1991;
food service consultant and super., Evergreen Retirement Community, Cincinnati, 1988-1989;
manager and nutritional consultant, Fountain of Vitality Health Food Stores, Chatham, New Jersey, 1989-1990;
alternative healing advisor, salesperson, Realife Nutrition, since 1993. Coordinator catering Mississippians for Jobs, Biloxi, 1992. Design consultant Salt Lake Airport Hilton, 1983-1985, Pensacola Hilton, 1985-1987, Sheraton-Newark Airport, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1987-1990, Ramada Renaissance Hotel, 1987-1990, Royal d'Irberville Hotel, 1990-1992.
Catering director Grande Biloxi Beach Resort, 1992-1993.
Member American Culinary Federation Mississippi (founding secretary Gulf Coast chapter 1991).
Married Ronald Franklyn Olmstead, July 4, 1980. Children: Holly, Robin, Heather, Todd.