Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1976.
President Oliver G. Wood Junior and Associates, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina, 1981-1991. Executive director The Cooperative Ministry, 1991-1996. Vice president telemarketing Highlights For Children, Columbus, Ohio, 1996-1999.
President, Chief Executive Officer Highlights-Jigsaw, since 1999.
President, board directors Highlights for Children, Inc., Columbus, Ohio. Member ASTD, American Association of University Women, American Society Association Executives, Mensa (national membership officer 1989-1991).
Married John E. Mikelson, December 29, 1991. Children: Mary, Merrill, Michael.