Bachelor, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1976. Master of Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1980. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1990.
Instructor, head, founder, director and choreographer dance department College Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, 1992—1999, professor philosophy and humanities Jacksonville, since 1982. Choreographer in various colleges, High School, community theatre, Illinois.
Associate artistic director, choreographer Illinois Youth Dance Theatre, Spring Grove, 1998—2001. Choreographer Catholic Central High School, Burlington, Wisconsin, 2005—2008, Black Box Productions, Burlington, since 2008, Haylofters Community Theatre, Burlington. Member of Oxford Round Table, Humanities Association Community Colleges.
Married John Oliver Huntress, May 26, 1984. Children: Oliver Maccallam Huntress, Raiyaa Linnea Huntress.