Associate of Arts, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia, 1975. Bachelor, University Georgia, 1977. Master of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979.
Research assistant Water Resources Research Center, Blacksburg, 1979—1980. Communications manager Inter State Milk Producers Cooperative, Southampton, Pennsylvania, 1980—1984. Assistant press secretary Pennsylvania Department Agriculture, 1984—1985.
Executive director Pennsylvania Association Farmer Cooperatives, since 1985. Co-owner Paragon Services, since 1984. Publicity chairman Maryland Ag Week, 1982—1983.
Director, secretary/treasurer Pennsylvania Young Farmer Foundation, 1981—1987. Assistant Dale Carnegie-Leadership Institute, 1982—1986. Member Pennsylvania Ag.
Representatives, 1984—1987. Adult volunteer leader Cumberland County 4-H. Finance chair Rural Leadership, since 1986.
Member of Pennsylvania Association Farmer Cooperatives (director 1981-1984), Public Relations Society, Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives, International Association Business Communicators, American Agricultural Editors Association, American Agricultural Economics Association, Cooperative Editorial Association, Paek's Tae Kwon Do of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
Married Daniel David Plinski, April 27, 1984.