A native of Montgomery County and a 2nd-generation Washingtonian, Deb began running in 1985 for fun and entered her first 10K (the Turkey Chase) in 1991. A few years later, she bet a co-worker that she could complete a marathon, which she did in 1998 – the Marine Corp Marathon. Deb is still waiting to collect her winnings. After a hiatus from running in 2004 to get married and start a family, Deb was certified to instruct spin classes before returning to running in the 2011 Turkey Chase. After falling in love with running all over again, she decided to train for the Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon in DC. Following a dare from her husband to train for another marathon, Deb found MCRRC and the First Time Marathon Program. Since then, she has trained with FTM, XMP, Speed Development, the Winter Half AND Marathon programs. Deb has completed 23 marathons including 9 Marine Corps Marathons, is an RRCA Level-1 Certified Coach, and a coach for Girls on the Run. Her favorite race is the Rehoboth Marathon, as Delaware is her second home. Deb enjoys the social aspects of running and loves that the club draws in members from all over the country and from all walks of life. When not running and listening to others’ stories, Deb is a mortgage lender and spends her time chasing after her husband, teenaged daughters, and crazy Labrador retrievers.