With over thirty years as a working urban planner in Washington State, Deborah applies her understanding of the Growth Management Act and State Environmental Policy Act to help communities develop and implement their unique vision. Deborah has specific expertise in comprehensive and subarea planning, programmatic environmental review, inclusive community involvement, and management of large complex projects.
Deborah received a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Washington and a Master of Planning from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. She has served on numerous community and professional advisory boards, including the Kirkland Planning Commission and Growth Management Commission and a variety of conference leadership roles with the American Planning Association.
A resident of the Puget Sound area since the age of two, one of Deborah’s earliest urban planning memories is the excitement of watching from the backseat of the car during an inaugural ride down just-opened Interstate-5 through Seattle. Deborah now prefers to see the world from her bike whenever possible. At home she is an avid reader, knitter, and walker of two energetic Labrador Retrievers.