Bonnie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved with her family to Phoenix when she was six years old. In her junior year at Arizona State University she had the opportunity to get a job at KOOL Radio-Television, Inc., in Phoenix. She worked her way through working at the radio station, then the station’s promotion department, and then got her dream job…working for Special Projects in the News Department. She wrote and produced about 100 documentaries and special programs over the next 30 years, winning several awards in the process including being inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle Society. The station changed hands several times, finally ending up as a FOX owned and operated station. The last two of the 32 years she was at the station were spent doing special programming and anchor packages for the news department.
In 2001 she took early retirement to move to Northern New Mexico with her husband Bill to live in a round adobe house. Almost 20 years later, she now resides in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, with Bill and the cat.