Associate of Applied Science, District One Technology Institute, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1983.
Medical laboratory technical, Chem-Bio Corporation, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, 1983-1986; technical sales representative, Applied Biochemists, Inc., Mequon, Wisconsin, 1986-1988; technical sales representative, Sargeant Welch Science, Skokie, Illinois, 1988; chief officer, Marlena, Ltd., Clarkston, Michigan, 1989-1990; technical sales representative, Analytab Products, Plainview, New York, 1989-1990; technical sales representative, Meridian Diagnostics, Inc., Cincinnati, since 1991. Group leader Dale Carnegie Corporation, Indianapolis, 1988-1989.
Charter member Citizens Against Government Waste, Washington, 1989. Member National Association of Female Executives, American Society Clinical Pathologists (certified), St. Louis Area Microbiologists.
Married James Smetak, May 27, 1974 (divorced 1981). Children: Tonya Lynn, James Edward Louis, Angela Dawn. Married Stephen A. Douglas III, September 19, 1987.