I was born in Kansas and grew up there. I received my undergraduate degree in Music Education from Kansas State University. I taught Instrumental Music in the El Dorado (KS) public schools before moving to Edgewood, Maryland. I then moved to New Hampshire where I received my Masters Degree in Music Ed. with a performance major. My husband Dick and I met while we were both teaching at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter NH. We were married there and moved to Cincinnati where we lived for four years. We then moved the Chicago area where Dick wash headmaster of The North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka. During these ten years, I taught at Lake Forest High School, VanderCook College of Music, and the Music Center of the North Shore where I conducted the youth orchestras as well as taught violin and viola. We then moved to Belgium where Dick was director of the International School of Brussels. We remained there for twelve years before moving to the Washington area, where he was head of school at Washington International School before his retirement in 2007. We were residents of the Colonnade Condominiums on New Mexico Avenue for twenty years before moving to Ingleside.
During my career, I have been active as a music educator as well as a chamber music performer on violin and viola. In the Washington area, I was a volunteer for the Washington Literacy Council.
I have a daughter and granddaughter living in California.