- Raised in a Chicago suburb and went to New Trier.
- B.A. in math from Pomona College.
- Wanted to be a professional golfer. Playing 27 holes a day and going to tournaments, golf was hard work and not fun.
- Worked at Washington National Insurance Company in the actuarial department. Used a calculator to figure cash value of insurance policies. Took seven actuarial courses before realizing an actuary wasn’t for me, either.
- At Quaker Oats I learned to program a Royal McBee computer to figure out the price of Full of Pep Feed for cattle. If not for Quaker, Howard and I would not have met.
- After marriage and three children, I worked at Oak Terrace School as an aide. I saw the school didn’t have a computer, so, bought my Radio Shack Model III to school every day with programs for learning and fun. I created a computer lab; taught 400 children a week math and computers.
- Then, became manager of The Software Tree, a computer software and teaching store in Hubbard Woods.
- After that, treasurer and secretary of Howard Displays, Inc., Howard’s exhibit house.
- Kids married and have four grandsons.