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Read an article written about me in the Belleville [IL] News-Democrat

January 9, 2000:


I have been writing for pleasure and publication since the third grade. 

I have been a pilot since 1972, earning advanced ratings and licenses, including Flight Instructor.  I retired as an air traffic controller after 30 years, eight months, and ten days.  (But who's counting?)

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996.  I am a cancer survivor, and like the Energizer bunny, just keep going and going.

I have been profiled nationally in MS Life, More magazine, and other publications, and I have appeared for interviews several times on our local Fox affiliate.  I am a regular contributor to Midwest Flyer and The 99s magazines.

I am on the 99s national Publications Committee and a Trustee and Secretary of the 99s Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City.

I recently was selected as one of four finalists (out of 188 nominations) as a Remarkable Woman in Nexstar Media Group's St. Louis market.  I was not the final winner, but the interview that was aired accurately highlights my story as being written.

A Cheddarhead and Badger by birth, I now live in the St. Louis area with two adults, three dogs, and a cat.

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