First and foremost, Deb is a wife and mother, sister and daughter. She has always been a champion for women’s causes. That’s just who she is.

She was turned down after applying for the U.S. Peace Corps at age 10, and tried to join the NAACP at 13. Deb moved through the ranks of health care one step and conviction at a time. At age 12 she was as a “Sunshine” geriatric volunteer. She advanced from the Junior Red Cross, to hospital Candystriper, to Nurses Aide, to Licensed Practical Nurse, to Registered Nurse. Deb also studied music, art, and mass communication at California State University, Hayward. She has been part of a team piloting therapeutic humor, pet therapy, and other complimentary therapies, and is currently serving on the board of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. Deb served hard time on the PTA.

Since creating her professional speaking and entertaining business in 1993, Deb has delighted hundreds of audiences from Fargo to New Zealand.

Her recordings of “Hormone Affirming Music and Humor” are enjoyed and used in educational settings in at least six countries, and were featured on the National Public Radio Program, The Infinite Mind.


Deb’s signature story is part of an anthology called The Princess Principle: Women Helping Women Discover Their Royal Spirit. She is also a contributing author to the book, Humor Us: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter.

Deb is a member of numerous professional organizations and as the past president of the National Speakers Association-Illinois Chapter, is an avid student of the business of professional speaking and entertaining.

Still, she insists that her best teachers are in her audiences and her true qualifications are her stretch marks and laugh lines!

Deb’s programs have been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and featured on radio, television, and electronic media. From local cable access stations to WGN, from the front page of the St. Joseph Missouri News Press to The Chicago Tribune, Deb enjoys collaborating with the media in promoting your event.



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