Attending, University Minnesota. Bachelor of Science in Art Education, University Minnesota, 1972. Postgraduate, American Academy Dramatic Arts, 1984—1985.
Master of Arts in Human Development/Arts Administration, St. Mary's University, 2000.
Organizer Institute Cultural Affairs, Minnesota, 1972—1982. Administrative assistant L.J. Graham Advertising, New York City, 1984—1985, World Congress of Women, Moscow, 1987. CNA Augustana, Ebeneezer, Fairview, Margaret Hamm and James E. Kelly Estate, 1985—1990.
Assistant chef Grain Country Restaurant, San Diego, 1990. Personal assistant to Meridel Lesueur, Hudson, Wisconsin, 1990—1992. Founding member Whittier Globe Newspaper, 1974—1982, Whittier Alliance Committee, Image Committee, since 1982.
Fundraiser Minnesota Battered Women's Movement, since 1982, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Sinfonia, 2000, Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company, 1999—2000. With Leon Educators For Peace Minnesota, Nicaragua, 1989. Delegate, member Hennepin County Children's Mental Health Advisory Council, 2004—2005.
Volunteer Art in Bloom, Minneapolis Institute Art, 2003—2007, Women of Vision and Action Conference, Washington, since 1995, Guthrie Theater Fundraising, Minneapolis, since 2007. Fundraiser St. Paul Civic Symphony Silent Auction Art Donor, 2009—2010. Member of Minneapolis Institute Art, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund Haitian Children's Relief (honorary).
Children: Amy Beth, Emily Jane, Chelsea Jo.