Associate of Arts, Benton Harbor Junior College, 1954. Bachelor cum laude, Western Michigan University, 1956.
Cataloger Detroit Public Library., 1956—1962, Lakehead University Library., Thunder Bay, Canada, 1964—1967, Sodus Township Library., Sodus, Michigan, 1968—1972. Medical records abstractor Mercy-Memorial Medical Center, Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, 1972—1991. Log Cabin Day coordinator, editor Log Cabin Society Michigan, Sodus, since 1987.
Fiber arts instructor Salvation Army Center for the Arts, Benton Harbor, 1997—2005. Spinning and weaving demonstrator, since 1975. Professional consultant for log cabins Michigan Humanities Council, East Lansing, since 2002.
Columnist Michigan Magazine, 1992—2008.
Founder Log Cabin Day in Michigan, 1987. Leader 4-H, 1975—1985. Member Blossomland Arts and Cultural Council, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1993—1994.
Organizer Detroit 300 Event and Log Cabin Day, 2001. Lobbyist for Log Cabin Day bill Michigan Legislation, Lansing, 1988—1989. Member of Daughters Union Veterinary Civil War, Michigan Festivals and Events Association, Michigan Centennial Farm Association, Pioneer American Society, Log Cabin Society Michigan (co-founder 1988, secretary-treasurer since 1988, 10th Log Cabin Day plaque 1996), History Society Michigan, Michigan Barn Preservation Network.