Holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa; is a creative fiction writer, receiving first prize and an honorable mention in City of Ottawa 55+ Short Story Contests.
Spent 25 years at the Ottawa Citizen newspaper where she was the advertising features editor.
Is the author of two triathlon and running books, A Matter of Dreams, and 20 Steps.
Was also the editor for more than 10 years of Challenge Life with Cancer magazine for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Is vice-president, Communications, for the Canadian Authors Association, National Capital Region and is a weekly volunteer leader at “The Art Studio for People Living with Mental Illness” at the Hintonburg Community Centre in Ottawa.
Is also a board member of the Parkinson Association Ottawa, which is receiving the profits from her new book entitled Feeling Good: Life stories of my friends.