Graduated from high school, Bonesteel, South Dakota.
Executive secretary office of governor State of South Dakota, Pierre, 1975-1978. Administrative assistant Western South Dakota Development Corporation, Rapid City, 1979. Assistant manager Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1979-1983, director Rapid City, since 1983.
Member Governor's Blue Ribbon Tourism Marketing Panel, South Dakota, since 1986. Board directors Rapid City Hospitality Association, since 1984, Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Association, since 1985.
Chairman registration South Dakota Democratic Convention, Sioux Falls, 1982, Rapid City, 1986. Fundraiser Daschle for United States Senate Campaign, South Dakota, since 1985, Kneip for Governor Campaign, Rapid City, 1986. Board directors Leadership Rapid City, 1985-1986.
Member International Association Convention and Visitors Bureaus, American Society Association Executives, Mid-American Chamber of Commerce Executives Lodges: Zonta (board directors since 1986).
Married Gary Dean Jensen, March 9, 1984.