Bachelor in English, Elementary Educated, & Fine Arts, Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, 1978. Master of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1982.
Director counseling and education Payment Card Industry, Inc., Fort Worth, 1978-1980. Gallery assistant Washburn Gallery, Incorporated, New York York City, 1983-1986. President Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, since 1988.
Trustee Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, since 1985, vice president. Board directors Phoenix House Foundation, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1982, Brooklyn Academy Music, since 1989, Children of Alcoholics Foundation, New York City, since 1990, RxART, Children's Advocacy Center of Manhattan, Housing Enterprises for Less Privileged (HELP United States of America).