I grew up in West Chester, the daughter of Lloyd and Marion Wilkinson, who taught physical education at West Chester University, Immaculata, and in WCASD. Graduating from the University of Delaware in 1981, I earned a B.S. in Physical Education while playing four years of field hockey and lacrosse. I completed my Masters in Sports Administration at Ohio University in 1986 after a year on campus followed by an administrative internship at the University of Pennsylvania where I also served as an assistant coach in both the field hockey and lacrosse programs. In the fall of 1988, I was hired by RTM and found my home at Glenwood.