Bachelor, John Carroll University, 1977. Master of Arts, Valparaiso University, 1982.
Teacher English at secondary and college levels, 1977-1983. Mayor Michigan City, Indiana, since 1996. Member U.s. Conference of Mayors.
Chairman Michigan City Economic Development Corporation. Member Democratic Mayors Caucus. Member Lake Michigan Marina Development Commission.
Active Boy Scouts American. Member Lieutenant Governor's Cabinet on Economic Development. Member Lions Club.
Married Michael Brillson. 6 children.