Petrovich was raised training and showing horses and graduated from Penna State University. She moved to Kansas in 1973 to pursue a career in bull and bareback bronc riding in the Girls Rodeo Association. From there, she moved to Cody, Wyoming working on ranches and for the US Forest Service as a back country mounted ranger in law enforcement.
She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Women Artist of the West, and the American Plains Artist. She has exhibited in Cowgirl Up! and the Bosque Art Classic.