Film studies internship, Moscow University, 1992. Bachelor in cinema, photography, Southern Illinois University, 1993. Master of Fine Arts in training, education, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, Illinois, 1998.
Program director Village of Hawthorn Woods (Illinois), 1988—1994. Sales support manager Corporate Computing, Bannockburn, Illinois, 1994—1996. Training coordinator W.W. Grainger, Inc., Lincolnshire, 1996—1998, training specialist Lake Forest, 1998—2001, technical training specialist, 2002, design technologist, since 2003.