Bachelor, Master of Arts, California State University, Fullerton.
Teacher English and drama, Esperanza High School, Placentia, California, 1975-1984;
director summer drama program, Placentia Unified School District, 1976;
mentor, teacher oral communications, Placentia Unitied School District, 1984;
director, coordinator young company summer drama program, Lincoln High School, Stockton, California, 1978;
founding chair department theater, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, 1985-1987;
young conservatory director, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, 1987-1988;
conservatory director, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, since 1988;
also board directors. Creative consultant Holocaust Oral History Project, San Francisco, since 1987. Board directors Bay Area Theatre Sports, San Francisco.
Creative consultant, director, writer Disneyland, Anaheim, California, 1983-1984.
Member Suprintendent's Task Force for the High School for the Arts, San Francisco, since 1987. Sponsor Teens Kick Off, San Francisco, since 1991.
1 child, Jeanine A. Payer.