Debi attended University of Oregon and began her media career with Gannet in Salem Oregon. She was later recruited by The Oregonian and became Director of Sales for major and national accounts and held that position for 20 years.
In 2016 she helped form a new national sales organization for Advance Local, The Oregonian’s parent company, which launched January 1, 2017. She is currently Account Director for Advance Local’s ten local media groups.
Debi has served over 20 years on the board for Northwest Grocery Association, and previously served on the boards of American Heart Association, Women for Children benefitting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Portland State University’s Food Industry Leadership Center.
Debi resides in Salem, Oregon, with her husband, Steven.