About Me

I launched my facilitation, consulting, and coaching practice in 2012 to support innovative thinkers who want to execute their big ideas, and who are feeling overwhelmed by the complexity and scale of what they are trying to accomplish. Together with my clients, I focus on cultivating and expanding the leadership skills they need to have a positive impact in the world.

I have over 20 years of experience working in and with nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, public agencies, and private businesses. My work has taken me through a wide range of issues, fields of study, and areas of interest, including: public health, natural resources and the environment, community planning, and organizational development. My approach is pragmatic, collaborative, strength-based, and often playful.

In addition to my facilitation, coaching, and training practice, I am the Director of the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources, based out of the Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming.

I live in Laramie, Wyoming with my husband and our two dogs.  I work locally, regionally, and nationally from my home base near the Snowy Range Mountains - sometimes traveling to my clients, and often connecting virtually. When I am not working, I can be found roaming the nearby hills on foot and on ski, planning our next adventure, baking sourdough bread, or curled up with a good book.

Lupine Collaborative is

SBA-HUBZone Certified and a Woman-Owned Small Business.



Deb is a unique package of very smart, funny, engaging, extremely strategic, and a great group facilitator — all in one dynamo of a person. She brings a wealth of practical tools, a strong technical background, structural and organizational thinking, and experience with a wide variety of organizations, communities, and people.  I highly recommend her for groups undertaking a collaborative, public engagement, and/or strategic planning process.

Ryan Golten
Senior Associate, Consensus Building Institute

I have known and worked with Deb, both as a colleague and client of hers, for about 10 years. Through every interaction I have found that Deb's ability to focus on the core of an issue, her willingness to find creative and realistic solutions, and her honed skill at working with diverse types of people, makes her an asset to any team or conversation. I appreciate her honesty, awareness, and pragmatic approach. It is for these reasons and more that I find myself working with her again and again, and am always happy when that is the case.

Hillary Mizia
Executive Director, Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge
Prizm Sustainability

"Deb is a priceless addition to our team. Her sensitive understanding of group process, her warm and humorous approach, her deep skills in understand planning processes all make her one of the finest facilitators ever! She is a gem and an asset to whatever program has the joy of working with her."

Nancy Gilliam
Executive Director, Model Forest Policy Program

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