Bachelor, Notre Dame College Ohio, South Euclid, 1977.
Interior designer, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1977-1985. Kitchen designer The Cabinet Center, Richmond Heights, 1985-1988, 89-92, Falls Kitchens, Chagrin Falls, 1988-1989, Siematic, Cleveland, 1992-1993, show room manager Charlotte, North Carolina, 1993-1994. Lead kitchen designer The Home Depot, Gastonia, North Carolina, 1995—2002.
Kitchen consultant, since 2002.
Member American Society Interior Designers (affiliate, designer Designer Showcase, Gastonia 1995, Charlotte 1999, National Kitchen and Bath Association(certified, secretary Carolinas chapter 1994-1995, treasurer 1995-1997, vice president programs 1997-1999, president 2000-2001, vice president professional development since 2002, vice president communications), National Kitchen and Bath Association (vice president programs 1991-1993, Ohio chapter treasurer 1989-1991).
Married Bruce E. Burns, June 25, 1977 (divorced October 1992).