Director of Engagement
Debra is a global education facilitator, permaculture designer and co-founder of the Cape Coast Organic Farmer’s Market as well as Youth P.L.A.N.T, a 3-8 Grade garden-based leadership program in Ghana. For the past 20 years, she has worked alongside a wide range of nonprofits working to build their capacity and enhance their outreach. Debra served as the Director of Community Leadership at Warren Wilson College where she developed innovative student development models and established meaningful partnerships between the campus and local organizations through a variety of civic engagement opportunities. As a parent and educator, she is a strong advocate for experiential learning and believes every subject can be taught in the garden, as the natural world opens up our curious minds and serves as one of our greatest teachers.