Certified, Lucas Travel School, 1988. Associate of Arts, Pierce College, 1993. Bachelor of Science, University Southern Florida, 1997.
Intern The Tampa Tribune, Florida, 1996, business clerk, 1996. Managing editor The Pinellas News, St. Petersburg, 96-98. Community editor The Star Democrat, Easton, Maryland, 1998-2000, special sections editor, 2000—2003.
Editorial specialist Shore Health System, 2003.
Speaker Career Day, Clearview Elementary School, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1997, Easton Middle School, Maryland, 1998: guest speaker Maryland Nonprofits, Baltimore, 1999. Student mentor, Talbot Mentors, Easton, since 1999. Member The Writers Guild (vice president USF chapter 1994), Society Professional Journalists (president USF chapter 1996).
Daughter of Robert Carl Laidacker, Emmett Adkins, Junior and Wanda June (Laidacker). Married Charles John Wilson, December 12, 1992. Children: Brendan, Emily.