Bachelor in Fine Arts cum laude, Upsala College, 1971; Master of Arts in Anthropology, Montclair State University, 1978; certified in appraisal studies, New York University, 1992.
Assistant in charge of research and restoration educational loan department, Newark Museum, 1973-1976; restoration and repair staff, Victoriana Glassworks, Montclair, New Jersey, 1977-1980; art director, Dawson's Auction Gallery, Morris Plains, New Jersey, 1993-1998.
Member Appraisers Association American (associate), Irish American Cultural Institute, New Jersey History Society.
Married John Lawrence O'Hara, August 12, 1978. Children: Georgia, Morgan.