Deb was born and raised in the small town of Roland, Manitoba and learned to play golf at the local 9 hole course. Her entire family started the game at the same time and the local junior program was taught by the senior league golfers on a weekly basis throughout the season.
In the summer of 1993, Deb got a job in the back shop cleaning clubs and washing power carts at the Carman Golf Club. She would go on to spend 7 seasons there, working her way up into a full time pro shop position and assisting in the kitchen during tournaments & events. In the winter months from 1997 to 1999, she attended Grant MacEwan Community College, obtaining her Diplomas in Golf Operations Management and Professional Golf Management.
In the spring of 2000, after completing her schooling, Deb joined the staff at the Pine Ridge Golf Club. Over 7 seasons, she passed here playing ability test and worked her way up the ranks to Associate Professional, learning from Head Professional Gord Workum and several assistant pros that also formed the professional team.
In February of 2007, Deb made the move to Minnedosa, Manitoba, becoming the General Manager & Head Professional at the Minnedosa Golf & Country Club. The beautiful 18 hole valley layout was home for 11 seasons before moving on to the same position with the Portage Golf Club in 2017. She then spent 5 years as GM & Head Pro at Portage before taking on the new challenge of Executive Director of the PGA of Manitoba.