Mimi was born in Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Adelphi University in New York. She traveled extensively before coming west to Sun Valley, Idaho, where she met her future husband while on a small plane, and they eventually moved to Los Angeles. Mimi has been very active in the Santa Barbara community since moving here in 1999 after her husband passed away. She has served on the Women’s Board of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Maritime Museum Auxiliary Board and the non-profit Adventures in Caring Board for many years. Mimi was President of the Women’s group of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club after serving as treasurer for two years and on the hospitality committee for two years. Mimi has been a Lotusland member and donor since 2000, and is a Lotus Society member.