Bachelor in Massachusetts Communications cum laude, Emory & Henry College, 1983.
Staff writer The Coalfield Progress, Norton, Virginia, 1983-1984. Sullivan County bureau reporter Kingsport (Tennessee) Times-News, 1984-1988. Political writer The Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster, Indiana, 1988-1993, West Lake editor, 1993-1995.
News editor to managing educated Telephony magazine, Chicago, 1995-1998. News editor (magazine supplement) Internet Edge, 1997. Business and technical editor American Medical News, Chicago, 1998-1999.
Freelance writer The Writing Experts, since 1999. Business writer Chicago Sun-Times, since 1999. Child life volunteer La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, 1998-1999.
Member Art Institute Chicago, since 1988. Member National Association of Female Executives, Association for Women Journalists (web site coordinator since 1998), Society Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Chicago Women in Public, National Museum Women in the Arts.