1984 Graduated from Orlando Academy of Beauty Culture and licensed as Cosmetologist in Florida. (previously attended Roffler Barber school in 1982-83)
1990 Certificate from Reese Institute of Massage therapy and licensed in FL.
1991 Certificate as Yoga Instructor from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
2000 Certificate in Computer Animation from North Carolina School of Communication Arts.
2002 BA in Liberal Arts from Vermont College, with a focus on Visual Art, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy and Creative Non-Fiction Writing.
2005 Masters in Liberal Studies with a focus on Gender Studies and Creative Writing at North Carolina State University.