Associate of Arts with honorary summa cum laude, Ventura College, California, 1994—1997. Bachelor summa cum laude in Biomedical Illustration, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, 1997—2000.
Professional fine artist SMV Studio, Thousand Oaks, California, since 1981. Artist, photographer Visual Eyes Inc., Westlake Village, 1997.
Founding member Mount Aire No-Kill Animal Shelter. Founder Art Helping Animals. Advisory Homeless Pets.
Member of Buenaventura Art Association (associate).
Married Caesar Michael Violano, March 27, 1999. Children: Julia Grace, Jillian Gayle, Jenna Kathleen, Sarah Michael.