Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1980.
Reporter various newspapers including, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Charlotte Observer, Roanoke Times, 1980-1985; owner, public, artist, Caligram Calendar, 1984-1987; television writer, since 1985.
President, creator Citizens for Southwest Virginia, Grayson County, 1980-1985. Chief researcher, writer Citizens Against Blue Ridge Project, Grayson County, 1980-1985. Activist, organizer for Dairy, subistence farmers.
Environmental work with various groups and industry. Member Writers Guild American (women's committee, strike committee, public committee).