Bachelor, Duke University, 1960. Master of Education, Antioch College, 1976.
Art and drama teacher, Belmont Day School, Belmont, Massachusetts, 1970-1979; president/chief Executive officer, First Night, Inc., Boston, since 1980. Member of faculty Boston Center for Adult Education, since 1987. President International Alliance of First Night Celebrations, since 1990.
Married Paul Earls, August 13, 1960. 1 child, Selim Earls.