Debra has been the AAIC Executive Director since July 1 2014. She had previous experience as one of four founding members and the Executive Director for the North America Outdoor Institute from 2004 to 2013. A born and raised Alaskan, she grew up hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, riding and exploring Alaska with her family and friends.
With more than 45 years experience as a professional journalist, her work has been published in local, national and international publications.
Debra is passionate about experiential education programs designed to provide real-world experiences through activities that engage students and make it fun and easy to learn.
She received her certification in Non-Profit management through the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Foraker Group in 2010. She is dedicated to helping Alaska achieve a one-point entry for all thing related to Snow Safety in Alaska.