Deb started at the Finney County United Way in mid-December and has over 20 years of experience in non-profit management. Her most current position was as Executive Director for High Plains Public Radio where she managed board relations, assisted with budget development and implementation, solicited funds for both operating and capital projects, attended public meetings on a state and local level, lobbied legislators on a state and national level, directed strategic planning and oversaw daily operations of a 4-state public radio station.
Prior to her work in public broadcasting, Deb worked in the education field and specialized in deaf/blind education. She holds a B.S. from the University of North Dakota and deaf/blind education credentials from Northern Illinois University and the Helen Keller National Center.
Deb and her husband, Rex, live in Garden City, KS. They have a blended family with 5 daughters and 3 sons.