Bachelor in Broadcast Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1985; student, Institute of Children's Literature, since 1994.
Senior employee communications representative, Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California, 1985-1989; writer, graphic designer, Bernardo News, 1991-1993; health editor, Senior World Magazine, since 1994.
Volunteer Athletes & Entertainers for Kids, Los Angeles, 1987-1990. Member, editor, scholarship chair Torjan Jt. Auxiliary, Los Angeles, 1986-1988, 88-89, 89-90, president,1990-1991, parliamentarian, 1991-1992.
Member University of Southern California Alumni Association, Disneyland Alumni Association.
Married Randy George Helfond, July 11, 1987 (divorced). 1 child, Katharine Joanne.