Deb is a certified empowerment coach, a community information specialist, and a published author. She has been an organizer and initiator of several local movements, has worked as a newspaper editor, a business analyst and consultant, a non-profit fundraiser, a court researcher, a workshop presenter, a conference planner, an English and journalism teacher, as well as a driving instructor. She worked as telephone counselor and manager of hundreds of counselors, and was a photographer, lay midwife, childbirth educator, and natural family planning instructor. She taught dance and exercise programs, has owned a metaphysical store, and worked as a karaoke DJ/KJ. She has also served on many decision-making boards, including governmental, and has always been involved with cutting-edge ideas.