Founder and Executive Director
The IMAGE Project
P.O. Box 222
Rush City, MN
Deb is the founder and executive director of The IMAGE Project. In 2000, Deb attended a women studies seminar in Kenya and Tanzania. After hearing the touching stories of girls from the Maasai tribe that were “hungry” for education and wanted a chance to have their voices heard, Deb and Phoebe Msigomba (from Tanzania) decided to make a difference in the lives of these young girls by starting The IMAGE Project.
Deb graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Mankato State University. She currently works as Principal paralegal at Medtronic in Fridley and devotes her life to empowering Maasai girls and women in Tanzania. In March, 2014, she will be making her 12th trip to Tanzania.
Deb lives in Rush City, Minnesota with her husband Gary, 3 horses, lots of cats and a busy border collie named Jack.
Deb’s passion in life is to speak for those who have no voice.