Deb grew up in the shadow of Yankee Marina and Boatyard as her father, Ralph, was its founder. She graduated from Yarmouth High School and later became an RN, where she worked in the Intensive Care and Emergency Departments at Mercy Hospital, Maine Medical Center, and Wentworth Douglas Hospital in NH.
The leadership and patient care skills Deb learned in that environment served her well, as when Ralph became ill, she returned to assume management of the boatyard. Deb enjoys being home in Maine and working with her two brothers, Mat and Ben. As President, she is committed to building an even stronger organization by enhancing quality and efficiency. All of Deb’s efforts have focused on ensuring the world-class customer service that is the hallmark of Yankee Marina and Boatyard.
Deb has four grown children, Rachel, William, Jonathan, and James and lives in Yarmouth, where she has just finished building a house. Of course, building a new house is never really done, so Deb has been devoting the little spare time she has to completing projects, working in the yard and garden, and tending to her new chickens. In addition to these activities and spending time with family, Deb also enjoys cooking, community volunteering, and politics.
Favorite books: Prefer non-fiction. A real favorite is Conspiracy of Fools (Kurt Eichenwald).