I am the oldest of ten children and attended grade school and high school in West Point, Nebraska, in the old school buildings. I attended Chadron State College located in the beautiful Pine Ridge area of the Nebraska panhandle where I met my husband, Steve. I graduated in 1974 with a B.A. in Art. While my husband attended Baylor College of Medicine's Physician's Assistant program in Houston, I worked in the Medical Illustration department. My husband served as a medical officer in the Army Medical Service Corps, and while stationed in Mainz, Germany, our daughter Erika was born in Wiesbaden. We moved to Hastings, Nebraska, in 1986, where I taught graphic arts and web page design in the Media Arts department at Central Community College until I retired. Currently I am the newsletter editor for the Adams County Genealogical Society and the web designer and administrator for the Cuming County NeGenWeb. Formerly, I was president of the Hastings Art Club, newsletter editor for the Nebraska chapter of the Oregon-California Trail Association and the Nebraska Press Women, and web designer and administrator for the Nebraska Art Teachers Association.