Best known for her work as a Puppeteer, she was the voice and hand behind the character of Dodie on the Canadian version of Sesame Street. She also created an acclaimed, late 1980s and early 1990s Canadian television series called Under the Umbrella Tree.
Early in her career, she appeared in a Care Bears television program.
She headed an annual puppetry festival called Puppets Up.
She was born and raised in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.
Known for her humorous puppet versions of famous people, she created one such caricature of hockey Sportscaster Don Cherry.