Debi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Multidisciplinary Science from the University of the Incarnate Word. Debi taught middle and high school science for 15 years before becoming a Secondary Science Specialist for Northside ISD. She then became the Director of STEM initiatives and GE2MS, a math/science teaching program, at the University of Texas at San Antonio. After formally retiring, she continues to serve as a Field Supervisor and mentor for teachers seeking their Texas certification. Debi joined the Friends of Government Canyon Activities Committee in 2014 as the program reservationist and is presently serving on the Friends of Government Canyon Board of Directors.
Debi has been camping, exploring nature and rock hunting for as long as she can remember. Her love for nature has spilled over into Government Canyon where she sometimes can be found in the fee booth, the dinosaur tracks (her passion) or leading hikes and children’s programs. Debi and her husband, Dan, enjoy genealogy and traveling in their tiny teardrop trailer. Debi and Dan feel especially lucky to have their six grandchildren all in San Antonio where they can expose them to the joys of nature.