Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 1979.
Systems administrator Duncan, Lagnese & Associates (now known as Killam Associates), Pittsburgh, 1979-1986. Editorial office supervisor Materials Research Society, 1986-1994. Monographs editor Air & Waste Management Association, 1994-1995.
Marketing specialist Killam Associates, Warrendale, 1995-1996. Managing editor Society of Automotive Engineers, 1996—2009. Sales executive Northwood Realty Services, Pittsburgh, since 2004.
Remote copy editor PreMedia Global, Ashland, Ohio, since 2009. Freelance correspondent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1990-1993.
Volunteer Animal Friends, Pittsburgh, since 2006.
Married Christopher Lee Snyder, June 1, 1996.