Deb grew up in Northern New Jersey and attended The University of Delaware where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Geography. She always felt a connection with the Pacific Northwest, particularly after exploring the Cascades to study glaciers and their retreat as a product of global climate change.
For several years, she worked as an Environmental Scientist for a consulting firm in New Jersey, before making her way west. Prior to joining the Cascade Forest Conservancy, she spent two seasons as an Interpretive Park Ranger for Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. In her free time, Deb enjoys almost any activity that gets her into the mountains, including hiking, backpacking, climbing, and splitboarding.