Born in Lake, Michigan in 1954. Enlisted in the USMC in 1974; honorably discharged as Sergeant in 1977. Realtor, and Founder/CEO, Veterans First, Ltd., Phoenix, enhancing the lives of veterans, their families and caregivers. Serves as AZ State Coordinator for Homeless Veterans, and AZ State Coordinator for Women Veterans. Works the issues of homeless veterans and their families with numerous shelters and govt agencies, including the issues of homeless women veterans. Active in numerous veteran and community related commissions, committees, task forces, nonprofits, organizations and associations: City of Phoenix Military Veterans Commission, Carl T. Hayden VAMC Women Veteran Advisory Committee, Arizona State Iraqi Memorial Commission, Arizona Veterans Task Force, National Association of Women Veteran Coordinators. Member, American Legion, National Association of Uniformed Services, National Native American Veterans Association, and Woman Marine Association.