Deb was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts. Home of Cedar Junction formerly known as Walpole State Prison! Her sports of choice in the good old days were Field Hockey, Basketball, and Softball. Majoring in Physical Education at The University of Massachusetts, she was Captain of the Field Hockey Team and selected to the United States Field Hockey Squad from 1968-1972.
Chatham High School in the state of New York was her first teaching position. She was responsible for ALL activities including all the sports she loves to do PLUS cheerleading and gymnastics. Deb received her master's degree from East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania then proceeded to coach/teach at Pine Manor College in Boston, Mount Holyoke College in Northhampton, and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Prior to moving to The Villages in 2005, Deb co-owned a jewelry store on Cape Cod for close to 20 years and coached and taught tennis at various racquet clubs in Massachusetts.
Deb is the author of “Intense Pickleball Camp” -- Take it to the Next Level. She is also the creator of the ongoing instructional series on YouTube with over 70+ episodes devoted to improving your skill components.
Deb enjoys swinging her Groove while teaching pickleball in the Villages and loves being able to offer intense pickleball workshops throughout the country as a traveling clinician.