Deb's start in dog shows was in the 1980's when she bred and showed American Cocker Spaniels in conformation and obedience. During the 80's she was heavily involved with the Mountaineer Kennel Club in Morgantown, WV, serving as Secretary and President. While a member of the Club, Deb taught public classes for the Club including Puppy Kindergarten and Basic Obedience.
After returning to College to earn her Pharmacy degree and her M.S. in Management, Deb moved to Connecticut to work for a large Pharmaceutical Company in various positions including heading the Clinical Supply Pharmacy, Drug Development Portfolio Director, and most recently Director of a group of Formulation Scientists. She left the Pharma Industry in October of 2011 after 20 years. Deb is a licensed Pharmacist in the State of CT.
Deb rejoined the dog scene in 2000 when she was lucky to have a retired bench Pointer named Ginger placed with her. Ginger was later joined by her great-niece Annie in 2007, and they were joined by Annie's niece Deena in 2011. In October of 2015 Deb traveled to Hungary to import her Bracco Italiano, Elvira Venator D'Ursus. More on the dogs can be found on their pages. Also in 2000 she witnessed the birth of her first Morgan horse, a filly named Whippoorwill Cassiopeia, who was followed one year later by a full brother named Whippoorwill Perseus. Deb has been active showing her gelding Percy in Dressage.
Through these wonderful dogs Deb was exposed to several new activities - including Pointing Breed field events, Rally Obedience, and Agility. Believing in allowing dogs the opportunity to perform to their best ability, Deb was (and is) active with her dogs in conformation, field, obedience, rally, and agility - earning multiple titles and National rankings.
It was through her desire to keep her dogs as fit as any top athlete that Deb decided to pursue obtaining her Certification in Canine Massage Therapy, which she completed through the Equissage Program.