Deb is the Public Affairs Officer for the Inyo National Forest and is actively involved in the forests’ collaboration and partnership efforts. She is a the liaison with the forest’s interpretive association and has worked cooperatively with the Eastern Sierra Recreation Collaborative since it’s formation. Prior to her time in the Forest Service, she worked for the National Park Service in Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. She is passionate about restoring natural fire in the landscape and can still be found seeking sequoia seedlings after a fire passes through a grove. She earned a BA in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (Sunstroke ’93) was a formative moment that sent her into land management and conservation.
Deb will speak at the panel ‘Public Lands and Sustainable Recreation: A Collaborative Future‘ on Friday, October 14, at 3:30 PM as part of the 2016 SHIFT Summit.
Tickets for the 2016 SHIFT Festival can be found here.