Diploma Interpreter/Translator, Industrie und Handelskammer, Koblenz, Germany, 1960. Journalism diploma, Werner Welz School Journalism, Hameln, Germany, 1961. Bachelor of Science, Columbia Pacific University, San Raphael, California, 1989.
Master of Science, Columbia Pacific University, San Raphael, California, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Greenwich University, Hilo, Hawaii, 1991.
Research assistant G.D. Searle & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1966-1976. President Willowcreek Medical Communications Consultant, Capron, since 1976. Paramedic, firefighter Long Grove (Illinois) Fire Department, 1976-1979.
Member speaker's bureau Lake County Heart Association, 1976-1979. Member nutrition/wellness committee University Illinois Extension Service, Boone County, Illinois, 1992-1994. Associate board directors Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District, 1994, publicity chairperson.
Volunteer mental health worker Janet Wattles Institute, Rockford, Illinois. Member ASCPA, Humane Society, Winnebago County, International Wolf Center.
Married William Lutz, July 14, 1959 (divorced 1968). 1 child, Mark; married Richard E. Gadke, July 24, 1976. 1 adopted child, Cheryl Gadke Starnes.