Bachelor in English and Education, Salem State University, Massachusetts, 1978. Master of Arts in American Literature, Salem State University, 1981. Diploma in Anglo-Irish Literature, Trinity College, Dublin, 1984.
Special needs teacher assistant Salem High School, Massachusetts, 1978. Assistant director, coordinator tutorial services Academy Classics and Sciences, Marblehead, 1978—1982. Substitute teacher Marblehead School Systems, 1978—1983.
Reading and study skills specialist Learning Center, Salem State University, 1979—1980. Instructor North Shore Community College, Beverly, 1980—1984. Instructor English Salem State University, since 1980.
Instructor Marian Court Junior College, Swampscott, 1984—1985. Visiting lecturer Endicott Junior College, Beverly, 1985.
Mixed media, Powerscourt Waterfall (Judge's Choice award, Coastal Artists Show, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead Arts Fest, 2005), photographs, Sorosis Farm (1st Prize award, Marblehead Magazine, 1979), Forest River (Honorary Mention award, Marblehead Magazine, 1979), Grand Canal, Marblehead Arts Fest, 2004, pen and ink, Testing the Waters, Marblehead Arts Association, 2005. Contributor monographs in field.
Member of National Audubon Society, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Trustee of Reservations, Nature Conservancy, Essex County Ornithological Club (life).