Deborah has served as NOLS' director of operations since 2002.
In this position she oversees all of the school-wide operations, which include nine branches operating out of 18 locations. These include international operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Tanzania.
During her tenure, the department has focused on international compliance, new product offerings, managed growth, strategic planning, and financial accountability.
Prior to joining NOLS, Deborah worked in the corporate sector in Boston. She served as executive vice president for Explorica, a student travel company. Prior to that she worked for 12 years for EF International. She served as executive vice president of the EF Explore America division.
Deborah earned her bachelor's at Wellesley College with a double major in political science and history. She studied at the University of Bristol in England for her year abroad. She earned her MBA at the College of William and Mary with a focus on marketing and human resources. Deborah has participated in executive education programs at Stanford University, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and the Teton Science School.
She and her husband reside in Lander, Wyo. in a home they built.