Debbie is a native of New York. She has a BA in Psychology from Bates College in Maine, and an ND (Nursing Doctorate) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Denver and married Steve, a native Coloradoan, and raised identical twin daughters who are now adults and living in New York City. Debbie has been a school nurse for 30 years, including stints at United Cerebral Palsy in Denver, Margaret Walters School in Arvada, Adams 50, Littleton, and Douglas County school districts, as well as private schools and child care centers. In her free time she enjoys hanging out and walking with her dog, gardening, biking, hiking, theater and music.