Bachelor of science in Basic Science, USAF Academy, 1974. Master of Arts in Education, Phillips University, Oklahoma, 1978. Ph.D. in Meteorology, Texas A and M, 1986. Selected as USAF Weather Service Officer for a shuttle mission in February 1988 (backup to Carol Weaver). Assigned to the headquarters of the Air Weather Service, Scott AFB, Illinois. Later worked in Fort Hood, Texas.
Birth Place: Humansville, Missouri.