Gail Caress holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN. She was also a Visiting Scholar Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame through the Jacques Maritain Center. She has spent some time working and studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. While co-directing Associates in Media, a nonprofit resource group for entertainment industry professionals, Gail worked with Women in Film and the Writers Guild Foundation. In L.A. she also led seminars and small groups for women in the media. She has been a high school choral director in Boston and a Catholic School Religion and Music Teacher in the Midwest and Northeast. She is also the mother of four grown children and lives with her husband on the North Shore of Boston.