Received a B.A. Degree from Viterbo University with a major in English and minor in speech/drama. Received a Master of Education Professional Development from UW-La Crosse. Was a teacher for 35 years, 32 at La Crosse Logan High School. English Department Chair at Logan for 20 years.
Minister of the word at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Holmen. Member of Shamrock Club, Bantry Friendship Association (Sister City), League of Women Voters, and Brice Prairie Conservation Association.