Debbie grew up in Maryland and attended Drexel University in Philadelphia. After graduation, she moved to New York to pursue a career in marketing. There she worked as a buyer for a corporate buying office with department stores throughout the South and Midwest. She fully expected the next step would be to travel further up the East Coast to Boston, but in 1979 one of her vendors offered her a wonderful job and, instead of Boston, she took a left-hand turn and came to Little Rock. In Debbie’s opinion, she believes this has been the best move of her life. Debbie says, “Little Rock is one of the most beautiful areas of the country with some of the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere.”
After a temporary retirement to care for a family member, Debbie got her real estate license and joined the Jon Underhill Real Estate firm. She enjoys working with buyers, particularly those who are buying their first home and need someone to help guide them through the intricacies of the buying process. Sellers appreciate her ability to help them prepare their property to sell quickly, whether recommending physical changes to their home or researching the market so that their house is priced right from the beginning.
For the last 30 years, Debbie has spent most of her free time volunteering in the community. She ran a soup kitchen in downtown Little Rock for 19 years, facilitated support groups and organized fundraising projects for Alzheimer’s Arkansas and is currently the coordinator of the cat program for the Little Rock Animal Village.