BPhar, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1972; Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, 1988; Master of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, 1991.
Graduate pharmacist S&C Drugs, Peoria, 1972, Indian Hospital, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, 1974-1976. Instructor art Illinois State University, Normal, 1988-1991, Bradley University, Peoria, 1992-1993, Illinois Central College, Peoria, 1991-1993. Artist, since 1970; instructor Memphis College Arts.
Gallery artist Struve Gallery, Chicago, 1991-1993. Active Longue Vue Museum Art Program. Instructor art, Memphis College Art, 2007.
Board directors St. Thomas School, Peoria, 1980-1983, Amateur Museum Club, Peoria, 1982-1984. Board directors Peoria Art Guild, since 1994. Member American Association of University Professors, American Association of University Women, National Organization of Women, Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, New Orleans Museum Art, Chicago Artists Coalition, Lakeview Art Museum, Sun Foundation, Planned Parenthood Association, Southern Poverty Law Center.
Married David G. Best, September 12, 1970 (divorced May 1987). Children: Timothy, Molly, Abby, George. Married Richard J. Gualandi, December 20, 1996.