Student, Maryland Technology College, 1972. Graduate, Realtors Institute, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1975.
Secretary Robinson Dairy, 1964—1972. Secretary, broker Cy Jordan Realty, Inc., Burnsville, 1972—1976. Vice president, 1976—1981.
President Realty World Carolina Mountain Realty, Burnsville, since 1981. Chairman Yancey-County Economic Development Committee, Burnsville, since 1981. Vice chairman Economic Development Association Western North Carolina, Asheville, since 1984.
Director Mayland Technology Foundation, Spruce Pine, North Carolina Real Estate Educational Foundation, Chapel Hill. Associate dean Realtor's Institute, 1977—1981. Secretary Realty World, Dixie Region, Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1984.
Trustee North Carolina Realtors Political Action Committee, Greensboro, since 1982.
Board directors Avery Mitchell Yancey Regional Library., Spruce Pine. Treasurer Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church, Burnsville, since 1977. Member of Yancey-Mitchell Board Realtors (founding president), National Association Realtors, North Carolina Certified Residential Specialist Chapter (secretary 1982-1983), North Carolina Industrial Association, North Carolina Association Realtors (education chairman 1981, regional vice president 1982-1984, Regional Service award 1979), Yancey County Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1981-1983).
Married Bobby Lee Proffitt, July 11, 1958. Children: Robert, Amy P. Proffitt Troutman.