Student, Northern Virginia Community College. Student, Washington Business School.
Various positions, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1975-1979; assistant to president, Bailey/Deardourff & Associations, McLean, Virginia, 1980; office manager, Office of Republican Stan Parris, Washington, 1981-1985; associate staff, legislation director, Office of Republican James H. Quillen, Washington, since 1985; with minority counsel, subcommittee on legislation process, Committee on Rules, House of Representatives, Washington, 1993-1994.
Married Arthur J. Bonifer, Junior, October 16, 1976 (divorced 1992). Children: Melissa, Justin.