Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1971. Juris Doctor, University Tennessee, 1975.
Social worker Middle Tennessee Mental Health Center, Nashville, 1971—1972. Associate Gilbreath, Carpenter, Knoxville, 1974—1976. Trial attorney Patricia Newton, 1976—1978.
Senior trial attorney Public Defender' General’ s Office, Nashville, 1979—1980. Associate Electrical Engineer Edwards & Associates, 1980—1981. Senior assistant general counsel Tennessee Department Health and Environmental, since 1981.
Board directors C&FS Adoption Advisory Board, Knoxville, 1977—1978. Instructor Knoxville Women's Center, 1977—1978.
Active Homeowners Association Creekside Meadows, Nashville, 1980—1981, University School Auxiliary, Nashville, since 1981, Women's Political Caucus, Nashville, since 1981, Knox County Democratic Committee, 1977—1978, Friends of Spencer Academy, Nashville, 1979—1981, Friends of Bellevue Library., Nashville, since 1984. Member of American Bar Association, Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Married Stephen J. Rechichae, January 9, 1970 (divorced). 1 child Rachel; Married Sabin Rife Thompson, February 10, 1981.