Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1987.
Reporter, editor Oshkosh Northwestern, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1987—1991. Adjunct, lecturer University Wisconsin, 1991. Freelance writer self employed, Appleton, since 1991.
Communications senior editor Aid Association for Lutherans, 1996—1997. Adjunct, lecturer University Wisconsin, 1999. Reporter Post-Crescent, Appleton, 2004—2007.
Instructor, continuing education University Wisconsin, Menasha, Wisconsin, since 2004. Editor Women & Fyi! Family Magazines, since 2007.
Member of Home Office Professional (secretary 1995-1996), Council for Wisconsin Writers, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Married Denis Robert Dougherty, September 10, 1988. Children: Kyle, Rachel, Emily.