Born and raised in Kodiak, AK, much of my life has revolved around the Kodiak Rodeo & State Fairgrounds. Beginning in the early 1990’s, gardening with my Mother at the Community Garden, followed with 4H riding lesson, horse shows and participating in the Annual Labor Day Fair & Rodeo, throughout High School. In 2016, I joined the KRSF Board, with the intention to help bring more community events to the grounds and get projects going to improve the property.
On my down time, I enjoys working with my horse, who lives at the Fairgrounds, and hiking with my dogs. I am very honored to be a part of such a hard working non-profit, who all share the same passion for community.
My husband & I run a local commercial fishing business, fishing for salmon, ground fish, and crab as well as tendering in the summer months. We own two boats, the FV Sylvia Star & the FV Insatiable, both home ported in Kodiak. I enjoy outdoor activities such as subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering; horseback riding, off road ATV riding, swimming, hiking, and gardening. Indoors, I enjoy reading history & fiction books. I also attempt to crochet. Most of all, I enjoy time with family and our grandchildren.
Treasurer & Horse boarding facilitator
Deborah has lived in Kodiak since 1979. She has been enjoying the fairgrounds for many years by participating in the community garden, volunteering as a riding instructor for 4H and as a horse boarder.
Currently she is the horse boarding facilitator at the fairgrounds and has spent many hours organizing and working alongside other volunteers to restore barns, fix fences, and help maintain the fairgrounds.
Deborah also volunteers at the Kodiak Senior Center leading a Tai Chi/Qi Gong movement for health class.