Bachelor in History, University Rhode Island, 1972. Master of Arts, Rutgers University, 1976. Master of Library Science, University California, Berkeley, 1979.
Graduate student instructor women's studies Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1975-1976. Assistant photography curator San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1977-1978. Library San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1978-1979.
Curator of manuscripts, archivist California History Society, 1980-1984. Acting curator historic documents National Maritime Museum, 1985. Archives ad research consultant, since 1984.
Director California Cooperative Preservation of Architectural Records, 1985-1987. Library National Archives-Pacific Region, San Francisco, since 1987. Consultant to Carey & Company Architects, California Academy of Sciences, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, Chevron Corporation, numerous others.
Instructor California State University, San Jose, John F. Kennedy University Center for Museum Studies. Member faculty Society California Archivists, Western Archives Institute. Presenter in field.
Member American Institute of Architects (San Francisco chapter), Society of America Archivists (council 1991-1994), National Association Government Archives and Records Administrators (board directors 1989-1991), Society California Archivists (president 1989-1990), Friends of Terra Cotta (board directors 1980-1988).