I graduated from the University of Oregon in 1969 with BA in journalism. That same year, I married Leonard Workman, (JD 1968, Oregon) and moved to Longview, WA (50 miles NW of Portland). Having gained an easy-to-pronounce last name, I legally changed the spelling of my first name to reflect its proper pronunciation. No more confusion!
I worked in advertising sales and layout for a local daily and in newspaper production for a regional weekly for 10 years. After completing my MS in Education (1988) at Portland State University, I began teaching English, journalism, keyboarding and basic computers at Lower Columbia College. I soon found my career highpoint teaching immigrants English as a Second Language at the college for 16 years. I retired at 65 but still tutor English and citizenship at the city library. For over 25 years I’ve volunteered as a sewing and textile advisor for WSU extension classes. I participant in a weekly Spanish conversation group.
Leonard and I enjoy gardening, photography, reading, traveling, and cheering the Ducks and the Mariners (occasionally). We have two children, Kevin and Elaine, who live in Beaverton, OR, who sometimes accompany us on our travels. I still consider Boise my hometown and visit cousins here at least once a year.