Bachelor of Music, Andrews University, 1974. Master of Arts, Loma Linda University, California, 1979. Juris Doctor, University Notre Dame, Indiana, 1988.
Master of Library Science, University Michigan, 1990.
Research specialist Kresge Library. Law School University Notre Dame, 1988—1990, assistant library, 1990—1991, associate library, 1991—1996, library, 1996—2002. Assistant public defender New Mexico Metropolitan Court Division, since 2004.
Visiting professor Notre Dame London Law Programme, 2001.
Member American Bar Association, American Association Law Libraries, Michigan Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, OhioRegional Association Law Libraries, Michigan Association Law Libraries, St. Joseph CountyBar Association.
Married Albert E. Payne, June 2, 1973 (divorced 1983). 1 child, Joni Eileen.