Arlene worked in business most of her adult life, and much of her experience was in management and marketing. She also taught Bible studies for all ages. Now, she uses her acquired skills to write, edit, speak, and teach.
She writes nonfiction and creative nonfiction. More than 700 of her articles, devotions, poems, and short stories have been published in various venues. She has written about 400 Bible study lessons by assignment. In addition, Arlene co-authored Circles of Blessing: Redemption in the Rain Forest. She authored and published Open the Door to Another Realm and 12 Ways to Make Your Words Count.
Arlene has edited books for businesses and individuals who want to self-publish their material. She also helps individuals polish book proposals.
In 2009, she helped start a local Toastmasters club where she has served in various leadership positions, including President. She also served as Area 11 Governor for District 62 in Michigan and as a coach for two clubs. Arlene has earned a DTM, the highest Toastmaster communication and leadership award an individual can earn. She is available to speak to businesses and women's groups. She often communicates about communication.
Arlene teaches writing courses through her website and through a local community enrichment program. She also tutors high school students and mentors young writers. She is the charter member of a local writers' group and a local speakers' network.
She and her husband Jerry have three adult sons, two adult daughters, ten grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Arlene enjoys investing time with family and friends.