Born in Idaho and raised in Michigan, I came from a broken home, unusual in those days. After graduating from the University of Michigan, I taught elementary school for two years then spent four years teaching English as a second language in what is now called the Federated States of Micronesia, then the Trust Territory of the United States. I married an American teacher and we spent two years as the only Caucasians on a remote atoll, Kapingamarangi. We adopted a young girl from the island of Pohnpe. Through Esther, I have two successful grandsons and three beautiful great-granddaughters.
In 1979, I completed a clinical psychology internship at the Wichita Guidance Center under Joe Brewer and received my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Missouri. Originally hired by the Guidance Center, I eventually joined a private group practice where I specialized in child and family treatment. In 1985, I married Matt Mastroly, a longtime member of First UU.
Due to health issues, I retired in 1998 and have remained so except for a couple of years doing psychological testing. Interests include knowing people from different countries and cultures, reading mysteries, sewing, writing, cooking, and seeing that this church stays vibrant and connected with the community.