Instructional Designer and Coach
Debbie is a senior instructional designer and content editor for SEE. Her eye for impact learning and design is unique and a rare find. She brings years of leadership, education and design together to ensure top quality learning programs. Debbie’s creative and artistic skills are beyond exceptional and backed with experience, degrees and outstanding awards.
Debbie has extensive experience in a leadership role for higher education and in working with online educational solutions. She is a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative person who has a passion for education – with enough entrepreneurial spirit to search for new approaches, balanced with the common sense needed to examine those venues before accepting them at face value. Debbie enjoys working with people, helping them to succeed, and has extensive management and team building experience.
Debbie holds a MEd in Instructional design, a BS in Art Composite, and has owned and managed several businesses. She was awarded Educator of the Year and is currently working in Academic Administration and Distance Education. It is her pleasure to be able to use her experience and passion for education to help build quality and engaging online courses for the SEE experience.
On her off days she enjoys creativity time with her grand kids, friends and family. She is a mad scientist at heart and loves to try new things. Debbie enjoys the outdoors, giving back to the community, being an inspiration and support to those closest to her.
Lots – this is what makes life worth living! Hiking, Art (any kind), Sharing creativity with others, travel (as much as possible – anywhere), Wine Under the Grapes with friends and neighbors, Relearning to bicycle, Make rock sculptures and cloud shapes. Did I say art?, Experimenting (I have a mad scientist gene), reading, coloring, designing things, art.
Most interesting place I have ever been.
Exploring around the next corner! Backpacked Europe with a friend, did an educational tour of Europe with my daughter-in-law, Did a two day trip to New York City with my daughter and tried to cram everything in two days (we did it!), driving across country with my dog, lived on a ranch with no electricity in the beautiful redwood country, and lots more.
If money were no object, where would you live.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center north of Durango, Colorado as an artist-in-residence – or maybe in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water house – or more recently – in a Tiny House that I designed and could travel with.
Something most people don't know about you.
I hate to make left turns (such a waste of time sitting and waiting for something to happen!)
Personal Vision or Purpose.
To help others find the passion of living with creativity, imagination and joy. To help elevate those who want to better their spot in life with education, mentoring, and encouraging them on their journeys. To never stop growing and learning and living with enthusiasm.
“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist–while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”
~ Lori Greiner
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”
~ Mother Teresa
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
~ Albert Einstein
“If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.”
~ John Maxwell
“You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.”
~ Zig Ziglar
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
~ Mother Teresa