Bachelor, University Iowa, 1978.
Legal assistant, Mahoney, Dougherty and Mahoney, Minneapolis, 1985-1986; legal assistant, Meshbesher, Singer and Spence, Minneapolis, 1986-1988; legal assistant, Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel, Minneapolis, 1988-1990; legal assistant, 3M, St. Paul, since 1991.
Volunteer American Cancer Society, St. Paul, 1986-1989, Diabetes Society, St. Paul, 1987, Kidney Foundation, St. Paul, 1987. Member National Association Legal Assistants, Minnesota Association Legal Assistants (member National Fire Protection Association committee 1986).
Married Jonathan Chaplin, July 25, 1981 (divorced March 1988). 1 child, Lindsey Jo.