She competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics and finished fourth and also took bronze at the 1989 World Championships.
She moved to Colorado Springs when she was 16 years old to train with figure skating coach Carlo Fassi.
Her career was slowed in 1991 by ankle surgery.
On October 15, 1994, she married ice dancer Christopher Dean.
She beat Debi Thomas in the long program at the 1987 World Championships.