Deb is a native Arizonan and licensed physician. She has used her skills and life experiences to try and make a better world for others in the rural southwestern landscape she calls home. She is active in volunteer work for those that live along the United States/Mexico border region, helping meet basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and water. Deb and her family ranch 25,000 acres, providing local foods to regional people. Their 47 Ranch also produces Navajo Churro yarn from a flock of this rare breed of sheep, which originated in the 16th Century during the Spanish Conquest. Deb teaches weaving to those wanting to learn as well as other fiber arts such as felting and clothes making. Deb and her husband are active conservationists, working their ranch in harmony with the environment and preserving their watershed acreage in perpetuity.