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Get a glimpse at Deb's inspirational stories for her original songs on the CD, "Other Side of the Window."
Deb has a unique ability to weave her experiences, music background, coaching skills, love of people and passion for life into everything she does. Deb takes her audience on a journey in every performance.
Although she started as a music major, she eventually realized her love and passion of working with people and organizations and decided to switch her major to Organizational Communications. She double majored in French as her passion for the language and culture had become an integral part of her life. Deb was able to live in Normandy, France as a part of her college program.
Deb spent much of her career working for the Girl Scouts and Lakeland Public Television. During this time, she began writing music-lyrics and melodies.
This led to frequent trips to Nashville where she was also a coordinator for a local group affiliated with the Nashville Songwriters Association. Throughout her involvement with this organization, she had the opportunity to work with many professional songwriters and assist with Tin Pan South, an annual songwriters festival in Nashville.
Deb put piano on hold while she was focussed on writing, traveling and family. It was after she played piano at a wedding for a couple at church that she started playing piano again.
Soon after the wedding, she resumed playing piano regularly. She did two programs for the public television program, "Backroads," which featured her original music, piano and singing. It wasn't long before people were inquiring about purchasing some of her music.
During this timeframe, Deb was diagnosed with C-PTSD or Complex PTSD. She had lived with this for many years but once diagnosed, she began intensive therapy treatment. Music became a strong outlet for her emotions and feelings as she processed through layers of trauma. It was during one of her therapy sessions that she got the inspiration for the song, "Other Side of the Window."
Deb has enjoyed music since a baby when her parents would always play soothing classical music in the home. She began piano lessons at age 7 and continued lessons into college. In 8th grade, she got her first job accompanying instrumental students during their lessons. Deb began voice lessons in 10th grade and continued throughout college. In high school, she received a music scholarship from the Delphian Choir and she also received a music performance scholarship to Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
In addition to recording, writing, and performaing, Deb is a Certified Co-active Professional Coach (CPCC) for life and executive coaching with the Coaches Training institute, as well as a marketing consultant for the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center.