Debbie was born and raised in North Dakota. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Jamestown College and a Master of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of North Dakota. She is certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, and has several years of experience working in the hospital laboratory setting. During this time, Debbie saw firsthand how being overweight or obese negatively affected people’s health and quality of life. Wanting to make a greater impact in patient’s lives, she teamed up with Katie Horner and Medical Weight Loss Specialists of Bismarck to dedicate her career to helping others achieve their weight loss goals and live overall healthier lives.