Born: Washington state
Joined Scientology: at age 14, 1978
Left Scientology: 2005
Family status: Married to former Sea Org member Matt Pesch. They left the church together in 2005. They have no children.
Career highlights: Oversaw several operations sectors during 20 years as manager at the church's international base in California. Built the network of Scientology Celebrity Centres, assembling and training staff to match four-star service levels. Oversaw church's film and taping facilities. As teenager, managed kitchen, housekeeping and grounds crews in Clearwater.
Now: Lives in Seattle area. Buys and sells furniture.
"I never had a job ... No high school diploma because I started on staff when I was 14. I had no bank account, no driver's license. I knew nothing of the outside world because I had been there for so long."