Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, University Missouri, Columbia, 1984. Postgraduate, University Missouri, Columbia.
With Missouri Department Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1984. Sales associate JC Penney & Company, Columbia, 1984-1985. Freelance speech writer American Income Life Insurance Company, St. Louis, 1985-1986.
Freelance writer, publication designer Missouri 4-H Foundation, 1986-1989. Communications specialist Missouri State Employees Retirement System, 1988-1990. Committee coordinator, trade association writer Missouri Association of Realtors, since 1991.
Member National Association of Female Executives, Columbia Chamber of Commerce of C. Womens Network (newsletter committee 1991-1992, newsletter chairman 1991), American Home Economics Association, Missouri Home Economics Association, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Upsilon Omicron (alumni chapter vice president 1991-1992, student/alumni relations chair 1988-1989).
Married Curtis L. Shahan, August 25, 1984.