Associate of Arts, Missouri Valley College, 1973. Bachelor of Science, Missouri Valley College, 1975. Master of Arts, Central Missouri State University, 1991.
Optometric assistant Drs. DuBois and Hunter, Marshall, Missouri, 1975-1976. Library Slater (Missouri) Schools, 1976-1977.
Teacher Malta Bend (Missouri) R VI Schools, 1977-1982. Computer operations facilitator Stoufer Law Offices, Marshall, 1983-1985. Assistant professor speech communications Missouri Valley College, since 1984.
Internet consultant Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marshall, since 1997. Speaker, presenter in field.
Officer Lutheran Women's Missionary League, since 1982. Member Speech and Theatre Association Missouri.
Married Robert Paul Dittmer, June 19, 1984. Children: Ryan Daniel Zydiak, Tonya Brie Zydiak.