Deborah has a B.A. in Business Administration from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ and an A.A. in Computer Information Systems from Raritan Valley Community College in Bridgewater, NJ. She has been doing bookkeeping for almost 21 years and has operated a home-based Bookkeeping business since 2010. She has been assisting with the Birdfoot Festival’s bookkeeping since 2013. She has been a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, an international women’s social, cultural and service organization, for 33 years and held every office in chapters in Arkansas, New Jersey, Northern California, Southern California and now New Orleans. She is in her second year as President of Laureate Alpha Chapter New Orleans.

Deborah and her husband, Adam, live in New Orleans and have two children. Her daughter, Rachael, has participated in Birdfoot’s Mentoring program since 2013.