Bachelor, Grove City College, 1963. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1965. Certified, Academy for Myotherapy and Exercise Therapy, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1984.
Instructor Spanish and French University Pittsburgh, Johnstown, 1967-1968, Alliance College, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, 1968-1971. Instructor/supervisor Ron Hamilton Ski School, Findley Lake, New York, 1971-1979. Co-owner Ron Hamilton Rentals, 1979-1981.
Developer's assistant White Pines Condominiums, Lenox, 1984-1986. Staff myotherapist Myo, Inc., Chicago, 1986-1987. Owner Myofascial Pain Control Clinic, since 1988.
Instructor Truman College, Chicago, 1988-1989.
Past Democratic ward worker, Chicago. Past telethon participant Chicago Lyric Opera. Member National Association Trigger Point Myotherapists (chairperson public relations committee 1988-1989, chairperson continuing education committee since 1989), Midwest Pain Society, National Dance Exercise Instructors Association, Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.
Married Frederick Reed Alvord III, December 16, 1967 (divorced 1980).