Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Kansas, 1978.
Associate editor, Intertec Public, Overland Park, Kansas, 1984-1985; publications/media coordinator, Dodson Insurance Group, Kansas City, Missoury, 1985-1988; marketing writer, Department of Science and Technology Sys., Kansas City, Missoury, 1988-1990; senior secretary, Sprint, Overland Park, 1990-1992; N.E. editor, The Johnson County Sun Newspapers, Overland Park, 1992-1994; freelance writer, The Kansas Missouri Star Newspaper, since 1994. Newsletter editor Downtown Connection chapter American Business Women's Association, Kansas City, 1990-1991.
Board directors Mother to Mother, Johnson County, Kansas, 1995-1996. Member Association for Women in Communications (vice president internal communications 1996-1997, president-elect 1997-1998, president 1998-1999)), Business Referral Network, Toastmasters.
Married Sandie L. Ghilino, May 4, 1981 (divorced May 1985). 1 child, Jonathan David. Married Randall W. Cruse, September 21, 1991.
1 child, Dylan Stewart.