Associate of Arts, Grossmont College, California, 1979. Post graduate in painting, California State University, Long Beach, 1979—1980. Bachelor in Painting, San Diego State University, California, 1982.
Master of Fine Arts in Pictorial Arts and Sculpture, San Jose State University, 1988.
Lecturer and drawing instructor San Jose State University, California, 1986—1988. Painting instructor Creativity Unlinited, 1987—1989. Associate director Eye Gallery, San Francisco, 1989—1991.
Sculture instructor Creativity Explored of San Francisco, 1989—1995. Assistant professor and gallery director University Nevada, Reno, 1995—1999. Lecturer and drawing instructor Weber State University, Odgen, Utah, since 1999.
Artist-in-residence California Arts Council, 1991—1994. Art and sculpture instructor California Correctional Systems, 1992—1996. Exhibit curator and member jury panels.
Guest lecturer and artist.
Married Jake Gilson; 1 child Jacob.