Bachelor, University of Michigan, 1963.
Associate editor, Std. Education Society, Chicago, 1963-1965;
account executive, corporation communications, Arbogust Company, Chicago, 1965-1968;
associate director, van Straaten Gallery, Chicago, 1969-1983;
executive director, Chicago Coalition for Arts in Education, Chicago, 1983-1986;
columnist and feature writer, Lerner Newspapers, Chicago, 1988-1992;
executive director, Chicago Art Dealers Association, since 1987;
public, Chicago Gallery News, since 1982. Advisory board Chicago Artists Coalition.
Course coordinator adult education Francis Parker Evening Courses, Chicago, since 1987. Art showcase curator various downtown lobbies, Chicago, since 1992, juror/judge, Chicago, since 1992.
Member of Executive Committee Joseph Jefferson Committee, Chicago, since 1995. Member The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Network, River North Association, Friends of the Cultural Center, Visual Arts Advisory Committee.
Married William van Straaten, march 11, 1966 (divorced September 1984). Children: Tracy, Justine, Derek.