Bachelor, Drake University, Des Moines, 1962. Master of Science, San Diego State University, 1975.
Teacher art San Diego City Schools, 1969-1996, mentor teacher, 1992-1996. Owner Perfect Travel of La Jolla, 1989-1997. Professor art education California State University, Northridge, 1998—2008.
Art consultant for Crayola. Professor art education California State University, Northridge. Volunteer art teacher Vallejo Library.
San Diego director Anderson for President, 1976. District coordinator Hedgecock for Mayor, San Diego, 1984. Director elder Help Corporation, San Diego, 1988.
Vice president Afrian American Museum, 1989-1992. President Sushi Gallery, 1980-1982. Board directors Mingei International Museum, 1983-1987.
President Community Service Association, 1984-1988. Past president Diversionary Theatre, African American Museum. Director Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Walk for Life, 1988, 89.
Board directors Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Art Alive. Committee member Long Beach Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Walk, 2007. Member Southern California Art Teachers Association (president 1984-1989), California Art Education Association (director 1984-1989, conference administrator, Art Education Teacher of Year award 1992), National Art Education Association (director 1987-1993).
Children: Julia, Vanessa, Dana.