Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Kansas, 1981. Master of Fine Arts, University Kansas, 1988.
Adjunct art instructor Kansas City Community College, 1990. Associate professor art University St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas, since 1992. Board member Carnegie Arts Center, 1994—1999.
Member of Delta Epsilon Sigma (vice president since 2003).
Daughter of Donald L and Betty J Nelson.