Candy was believed to have come from Kansas City to Los Angeles in 1964. She was widowed and a single parent, raising a son on Social Security benefits. Subsequently, she began tearoom modeling in the San Fernando Valley. According to her Web site, "I've always been a nudist at heart, which is surprising since I'm from the conservative midwest. However, when I was bouncing down the street in Marina Del Rey California and Dick J. approached me to model for him; and when he said it was nude modeling, I thought 'maybe'." About two weeks later I called him and my career was launched." (best guess of the timeframe here: 1968-1969).
About Dr. Baker: Dr. Erin Baker is a bioanalytical chemist with more than 17 years’ experience and >90 publications utilizing ion mobility spectrometry in conjunction with mass spectrometry (IMS-MS) to study environmental and biological systems. In the last 12 years, she has worked primarily on IMS-MS applications in the field of proteomics and more recently she optimized IMS-MS metabolomic, glycomic and lipidomic separations. Her research involves the development and evaluation of high-throughput IMS-MS, SPE-IMS-MS and LC-IMS-MS analyses to quickly study numerous samples in a short time period without losing valuable biological information, as well as assessing the number and quality of features detected with IMS-MS for comparison with existing MS platforms. Dr. Baker is also presently working with the PNNL Informatics team to design and implement software tools that automatically analyze the complex multidimensional SPE-IMS-MS and LC-IMS-MS data.