Birthplace: Fort Wayne

City of residence prior to Towne House: New Burn, North Carolina

Education: South Side High School, University of Michigan and Saint Francis

Profession/Employment: Vice President of Community Relations for Lincoln Life, Manager at the Fort Wayne Performing Arts Center, Communications Director for
Mayor Robert Armstrong and served as a Chairman for the Fort Wayne Bicentennial Commission

Church Affiliation: Unitarian

Special Interests: Traveling the world, acting, and playing mah jongg

Family and important people: have my husband Bernard (deceased), two children including Kim and Todd, and four grandchildren

About Me: My world travels include all over the world with Japan being my favorite. I have had too many exciting experiences in my life to choose one. I am most proud of helping Fort Wayne desegregate schools. I also helped cofound the Johnny Appleseed Festival, and the Sister City Program, and have been named the Helene Foellinger Woman of the Year and a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Evan Bayh