Bachelor in French, Spanish, Wheaton College, 1979. Associate of Applied Science in Advertising, Communications., Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1985.
Auditor, Bank Shares, Inc., Minneapolis, 1980-1982; assistant to marketing director, Good Food Magazine (Triangle Communications Inc.), New York City, 1985-1987; copywriter, PaineWebber Inc., New York City, 1987-1990; private practice,, New York City, 1990-1991. Chairman, chief executive Bank Svc. Department Inc., Manson, Iowa, since 1975.
Volunteer joint development committee Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.