Bachelor in Journalism, Point Park College, 1985.
Intern The Pittsburgh Press, 1983, Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, New York, 1984, Prevention Magazine, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, 1985. Assistant editor Catholic Digest, St. Paul, 1986-1989, associate editor, 1989-1993, managing editor, since 1993. Appointed Minnesota News Council, since 1997.
Volunteer Police-Cmty. Storefront, St. Paul, since 1995. Member National Organization of Women, Catholic Press Association (lidge 1995), Society Professional Journalists, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (advisory board St. Paul chapter 1998-1999, treasurer 2000).