Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School Design, 1956; student, William Paterson College, 1973-1974.
Teacher art and music, Parkway Christian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1964-1966;
developer, Pequannock Township Board of Education, Pompton Plains, New Jersey, 1970-1972;
teacher art, Pequannock Township Board of Education, Pompton Plains, New Jersey, 1972-1976;
volunteer art teacher, Person County Board of Education, Roxboro, North Carolina, 1978-1980;
teacher art, Person County Board of Education, Roxboro, North Carolina, 1980-1991;
teacher art, Southern Junior High School, Roxboro, 1989-1991;
teacher art, Woodland Elementary School, Roxboro, 1989-1993;
teacher, Helena Elementary School, Timberlake, North Carolina, 1991-1993. Teacher elementary art Bethel Hill School, Roxboro, 1974-1979, volunteer art teacher, 1979-1980. Teacher basic art, volunteer all elementary schools Person County, Roxboro,1977-1980.
Teacher arts and crafts, summers 1981-882. Teacher art home school Southern Middle School, since 1993, Person H.S., 1993-1994.
Member Roxboro EMTs, 1979-1981. Board directors Person County Arts Council, 1980-1981, 93-95, president, 1981-1982. Piano and organ choir accompanist, pianist Concord United Methodist Church Organist, 1999-2010.
Leader Morgan Trotters, 1992-1994, assistant director, 1993-1996, board directors. Coach, horseback riding for handicapped. Guardian Ad Litem Person County volunteer, since 2008.
Member National Education Association, National Museum of Women in the Arts (continuing charter), Smithsonian Associates, North Carolina Association Arts Education, North Carolina Association Educators, North Carolina Art Society Museum of Art, International Platform Association, Womans Club (teacher Pompton Plains chapter 1974-1979), Person County Saddle Club (recording secretary 1981-1984), Puddingston Pony Club (district secretary 1974-1975 Montville Township chapter), Roxboro Garden Club (continuing, commissioner 1980-1982, president 1982-1984, since 2004, secretary 1993-1994, 97-98, vice president 1993-1995), Roxboro Woman's Club (arts department), The Research Club 200, The Caswell Book Club 200.
Married Gillette van Nuyse, August 27, 1955. 1 child, Jonathan Todd.