Bonnie studied Vocal Performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder and finished her master’s degree at the Hanns-Eisler Conservatory in Berlin, Germany. She was a member of the Bavarian State Opera House Opera Studio and sang professionally in Germany for 10 years at the Bavarian State Opera House, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera Leipzig, Komische Oper Berlin and the Prague National Opera.
In 2011, Bonnie and her husband, Carloff, returned to Northwest Kansas to pursue her true passion for bringing culture and high quality learning/performing opportunities to rural Kansas. She opened her studio, The Living Room, in Hoxie, and teaching from across the region.
In 2015, Bonnie established the Main Street Arts Council to continue to promote the arts throughout the region.
Since August 2019, Bonnie has taught the K-5 Music Teacher at Golden Plains Elementary School in Selden.
In the summer of 2020, Bonnie and her husband relocated The Living Room to Colby where she teaches both in person and via Zoom.