Bachelor in American Studies, Kirkland College, Clinton, New York, 1972. 5th year certified in education, University Vermont, 1972.
Marketing assistant Spaulding & Slye, Boston, 1973. Teacher Wasatch Academy, Mount Pleasant, Utah, 1975. Reporter The Post-Journal, Jamestown, 1976-1977.
Staff journalist New York State Assembly, Albany, 1978-1979. National marketing director Industrial Development Bank of India (Industrial Development Bond Insurance) Managers, Incorporated, New York York City, 1982-1985. Director major gifts Chautauqua (New York ) Institution, 1985-1987.
President Fluvanna realty corporation, Jamestown, since 1988. Minority leader Chautauqua County Legislature, Mayville, 1997, majority leader, 1998-1999. Presiding partner Discriminating Investors, Jamestown, 1991-1994.
Graduate Chautauqua Leadership Network. Campaign manager Congressman Stan Lundine, Jamestown, 1982. Member Chautauqua County Human Services Committee, since 1998.
Delegate 31st Congressional District, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1996. Democratic candidate for New York State Senate, 1992, 94. Board directors Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, 1992-2000, South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District, since 1992.
Charter board directors Lakewood (New York ) Development Corporation, 1992-2000. Member finance committee 1st Presbyterian Church, Jamestown. Trustee Jamestown Community College, since 1998.
Chairman Chautauque County Planning and Economic Development Committee, since 2000. Director Chautauque County Industrial Development Agency, since 2000, Jobs Chautauqua Inc., since 2000. Corporation secretary, director Southern Tier West Rail Authority, since 2000.
Member Chautauqua County Women's Political Caucus (charter), American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Rotary (board directors Jamestown 1990-1991, Paul Harris fellow 1994).