Bachelor in English, California State University, Sacramento, 1967. Master of Arts in English, University Oregon, 1971.
Teacher English Eugene (Oregon) High School, 1968-1972. Artist, owner Fabricat Design, Eugene, from 1979. Consultant, contributing editor Doll Artistry Magazine, from 1990.
Lecturer Original Doll Artist Invitation Seminar, 1977, 78, 80. Instructor Search progressive University Oregon, 1975-1976. Artist, instructor Junior League Art in Schools Progs., 1976, 77, 78, guest instructor sculpture, since 1990.
Editor: Original Doll Artist Council American News, since 1980. Columnist Dollmaker's Notebook, Doll Review, 1975-1978. Author: Dollmaker's Notebook, 1981, Fabric Figures, 1989, Paperclay, 1992, Business and Marketing, Competitions and Critique, Polymer Clay Contracts, 1993, Ideas and Techniques for Dollmaking, 1993.
Co-author: (with Carol-Lynn Waugh) Contemporary Artist Dolls, 1986. Contributor to various publications.
Chairman Emerald Empire Doll and Toy Festival, 1975, 77, 80. Member Original Doll Artist Council of America, National Institute American Doll Artists (president since 1987), United Federation of Doll Clubs (chairman region I conference 1985), Academy Dollmakers International.
Married Thomas Oroyan. 1 child, Martin Thomas.