Bachelor in English with distinction, Montana State University, 1973; Master of Arts in Library./Information Science, University of Wisconsin, 1984.
Library assistant, Montana State University Library., Bozeman, 1976-1979, 82-83; research assistant department of plant/soil science, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1980-1982; owner, information specialist, copy editor, The Word Merchant, Bozeman, 1980-1983; graduate student assistant, University of Wisconsin Libraries, Madison, 1984; reference library, United States Air Force Academy Libraries, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1985-1988; base library, United States Air Force, Hurlburt Field, Florida, since 1988.
Member American Association of University Women, Special Libraries Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Museum.
Married Stephen Stone Whitson, January 11, 1987. 1 child, Shane Stephen.