I graduated from Mount Mary University with an undergraduate degree in Home Economics Education. I received a Master of Science degree from UW-Madison in Continuing and Adult Vocational Education. Most of my teaching experience took place at a middle school in Madison, WI followed by 5 years as a learning coordinator. Following retirement, I became very involved with the Wisconsin Assn of FCS and AAFCS chairing committees and becoming president of WAFCS twice. Currently I am executive director of WAFCS.