A Mississippi native, Debbie was originally lured to Aspen to perform at the Crystal Palace and quickly became enamored of the valley and the mountains of Colorado. After her "first career" in music and theater, Debbie began working in Community Relations at Aspen Valley Hospital. Since then, she has worked as Development Manager at Aspen Music Festival and School, Development Associate at Rocky Mountain Institute, and Development Director at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. She holds vocal performance degrees from Millsaps College and Southern Methodist University and has frequently been seen in many local productions and concerts.
A volunteer with the Aspen School District for many years, she also has served on the boards of Little Feet Daycare, Aspen Choral Society, and Aspen Community Church. Debbie is most at home in the non-profit world and is delighted to be working for Aspen Public Radio. Debbie, her husband Todd, and son Bo are all avid public radio listeners, and enjoy skiing, hiking, river rafting and exploring the spectacular environment of Colorado and the West.