Student, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1967-1969; certified in graphic arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1986; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1988.
Multimedia artist Primal Visions Studio, Santa Cruz, 1980—2001, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, since 2001. Project coordinator Santa Cruz Lifeyard Project, 1982-1984. Artist in residence William James Association, Santa Cruz, 1984—2000.
Program director West Hawaii Arts Guild, Kailua-Kona, 1990-1991. Education program designer Museum Art and History Santa Cruz County, 1992—1993, 1998—2000. Project director, artist in residence First Night Santa Cruz, 1994-2000.
Lead artist in residence Community Youth Arts Project, Santa Cruz, 1994—2000. Artist facilitator Santa Cruz County Detention Facilities, 1984—2000. Artist in the community Cultural Council Santa Cruz County.
Instructor arts Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, Hawaii, since 2005.
Board directors First Night Santa Cruz, 1996-2000, coordinator community outreach, 1994-1996. Member education committee Art Museum Santa Cruz County, 1991-1993. Member open studios steering committee Cultural Council Santa Cruz County, 1993-1995.
Member advisory board William James Foundation, 1994-1996. Member advisory committees social environment and children's issues, community needs assessment United Way of Santa Cruz County, 1994-1995. Member Bay St. Art Wall review committee City of Santa Cruz Arts Commission, 1994-1995, Public Art committee City of Santa Cruz, 1994-1999, San Lorenzo Urban River Plan Task Force, 1999-2002.
Member education committee Kona Outdoor Circle, 2002-2005, transplant patient caregiver. Member National Museum Women in Arts, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Museum Art & History of Santa Cruz County, Kona Orchid Society, Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, Keauhou Canoe Club, Pacific Island Printmakers, Kailua-Kona, Honolulu Printmakers, Hawaii Craftsmen.
Married George Thomas Abood, August 21, 1981. Children: Thomas Michael Bartlett, Jessica Cody, Lily Brook.