University of Oregon:  Pre-R.N.  1975-76

Portland Community College: Pre-R.N.  1976-77

Good Samaritan Hospital & Med Center School of Nursing

GRAD 1980-passed R.N boards:

        Employed by Nordstrom Men’s dept X 3 years & as a Student RN X 2 years to pay for school.

        7 years hospital experience: Med/Surg unit specializing in Neurology/Urology; 1 yr Psych unit RN;

        1 yr RN for Retinal Ophthalmic MD

Northwestern Mutual Life  1986-1991

           Life & Disability Agent; earned Series 6 licensing


My Mom:  1ST Instructor instilling her creative spirit  into her family.

            *She submitted my artwork to my first juried event.  I won a bike @ 7 y.o.

Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA  1989 - present  

            Professional instruction:  Howard Ikemoto, Ron Milhoan, Dave McGuire,

            Terry Hogan, Don Thompson, Ursula O'Farrell

            Tobin Keller (Gallery Curator); Michelle Rivard, voice instructor

            *I am a continual passionate, curious, learner.  My artwork grows vulnerability

                    to new & changing experiences.


M.E. Mike Bailey, president NWS and lifelong buddy, Warren Chang,  Bob Burridge, Inez Storer

Jade Fon Watercolor Workshops-Asilomar, Pebble Beach, CA 

            Professional Artist workshops from contemporary professional fine Artists x 7 summers

            Don Andrews, AWS (1995-98), Christopher Schink, AWS (1998), Jim Kosvanec, NWS, AWS (1996)

            Arnie Westerman, NWS, AWS (1997 &1996)

                    **I sat next to Dennis The Menace Creator, Hank Ketcham in Arne’s class. Serendipitous moment as I introduced myself as Dick Yost's daughter.  My art-life intersects with my own golf family legacy (Andrew: link to PUBLISHED)


        Married 30 years.  Blended family with 3 children.

        Co-creator of Surf City Coffee Company, inc.

        Designed /built 4 brick & mortar stores, collaborative work on web design, brand design for graphics

        of retail branding.