Bachelor in Psychology, Quincy College, 1967. Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bradley University, 1971.
Intern Peoria State Hospital, Illinois, 1971—1972. Psychologist Division Vocational Rehabilitation, 1973—1974. Vocational evaluator Seattle Hearing & Speech Center, 1977—1980.
Branch manager Intracorp, 1980—1986, Crawford & Company, 1987—1989. Counselor, consultant private practice, since 1989.
Volunteer Idaho Park Foundation, Boise, 1977, Farmers India, Hyderabad, 1994. Delegate United Nations Fourth World Conference Women, Beijing, 1995. Member of Washington Association Professional Guardians.
Married Darrell R. Dobson, March 16, 1984.