Bachelor, Bluefield State College, 1988; student, University Virginia, 1987, 88.
Teacher, Tazewell County (Virginia) School Board, 1975-1982; instructor, McLain's Business College, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1967-1970; business manager, counselor, Guanzon Medical Clinic, Bluefield, 1983-1988; social worker-foster care, drug abuse consultant, foster home developer, Tazewell Company Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, 1989-1993; director education, Main St. United Methodist Church, Tazewell, 1993-1994.
Counselor, coordinator Parents Anonymous, Tazewell, 1990-1993. Member History Crab Orchard Museum, since 1988. President United Methodist Women, 1994-1996, board trustees Main St. United Methodist Church, since 1998, vice chairman Tazewell County, Wythe County and Buchanan County Public Guardian & Conservator Progressive Policy & Procedures Committee, since 1998.
Board member Industrial Development authority Town of Tazewell, 2006. Parsonage committee Tazewell district United Methodist. Member New York Academy of Sciences, Tazewell County Historic Society, Tazewell Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Social Work Practitioners, Order Eastern Star (charter), Heritage Hall Fam.
Council, since 1995, Seasons Four Garden Club, since 1995, Humane Society of the United States.
Married James Robert Doak V, December 23, 1967. 1 child, James Robert Doak VI.