Debby was born and raised in California. She joined the church at age 17, served in the Italy Milan mission, then married and raised five children. She completed her BYU Communications degree in April of 2008. Following graduation, she took a position with the Theatre and Media Arts Department, as an assistant program director and internship coordinator. In 2009 she joined the School of Communications. She loves to sing, travel, cook, and read mystery novels. She also loves watching movies, shooting her guns, going to plays and concerts, and spending time with her eight grandchildren.