Debra has been a VtSBDC Business Advisor since 2010. She has an extensive background in both large and small business and the non-profit arena; with experience in marketing, operations management, financial forecasting, and consulting with small business owners to create efficient and profitable businesses. In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, she has also gained a skill set in disaster recovery which has provided VtSBDC’s advising team and SBDC advisors nationwide with resources for advising on disaster preparation and recovery.
Debra has always had a creative focus to her career; owning and operating three custom framing and art stores, working in publishing, at creative design firms, and with an educational video production company. Debra is a craftsperson whose work has appeared in various galleries and juried art shows in New England. She has a BA in Education and continues to teach craft and writing courses.