Associate of Arts, College of Desert, 1976. Bachelor, California State University, 1979.
Teacher Van Buren Elementary School, Indio, California, 1980—1983. Director daycare/preschooling El Progreso Del Desierto, Inc., 1984—1992. Instructor English College of the Desert, Palm Desert, since 1993.
Secretary State California Migrant Coalition Child Development Division, Sacramento, 1990—1991.
Co-founding member 1st Baptist Hispanic Church Coachella, California, 1973, youth leader, 1984—1996.
Married Martin Benjamin Lopez, May 30, 1996. 1 stepchild Christian. Married Garry Layne Dixon, August 2, 1980 (divorced November 1993).