Graduate, high school, 1976.
Consignor, designer various shops, Pennsylvania, 1982-1985. Owner mail order business Loveables, 1983-1985. Staff designer Tradition Today, Roselle, Illinois, 1985-1986.
Designer All Occasion Crafts, Sparks, Nevada, 1986-1988. Copy editor McCalls, New York City, 1987-1990. Copy editor, product designer Herrschners, Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois, 1988-1992.
Designer Banar Designs, Fallbrook, California, 1991-1992, Yarn Kits, Incorporated, New York York City, 1992-1994. Freelance designer, 1984-1999. Principal, owner Josie's Inspiration Studio, since 1999.
(Patterns to Crochet several cute little animals)
Secretary Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Lackawanna County, 1991. Member National Organization for Women, Society Craft Designers, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, United Friends of the Children, International Society for Animal Rights, Teddy Bear Artists Association, Good Bears of the World.