Bachelor of Music, Hartt School Music, Hartford, Connecticut, 1981. Master of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston, 1983.
New York state certified all-state adjuntor New York State School Music Association, Rochester, 1994. Teacher instrumental music Clarence Central Schools, New York, 1995, Gates Chili Central Schools, Rochester, 1996—2002, Frontier Central Schools, Hamburg, since 2002. Clinician New York State Board Directors Symposium, Syracuse, 2001.
Member of National Band Association, Music Educators National Conference, New York State School Music Association.
Married John Richard Valby, December 3, 1983 (divorced July 1993). 1 child Rose Katherine Valby.