Bachelor in English, University Western Ontario, London, 1986.
Assistant to the public Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, California, 1991—2002.
President, board directors Sonoma County People for Economic Opportunity, Santa Rosa, California, 1999-2001. Candidate West Sonoma County Union High School District School Board, 1998, elected trustee, 2000. Member National Organization of Women (president Sonoma County chapter 1994-1996), National Women's Political Caucus, Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise (past director).
Married Glenn Filshie, May 24, 1986 (divorced 1997).