Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Education, Clarion University, 1987. Master in Music Education, Dana School Music, Youngstown State University, 1992.
Instrumental music /band teacher Elk County Christian High School, St. Marys, Pennsylvania, 1988—1994. Instrumental music/band director Kane Area School District, 1994—1995, Brookville Area High School, Pennsylvania, 1995—2001. Instrumental music teacher Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, Pittsburgh, 2001—2002.
Instrumental music/band director Moniteau School District, West Sunbury, since 2002. Jazz band director/founder Jazz Transitions Big Band, Pennsylvania, 1990—1995. Band director Harrisville Community Band, Pennsylvania, 1994—1998.
Member of Phi Beta Mu (Nu chapter), Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (life), Women Band Director's International Association (life), Music Educators National Conference (life).