Debbie has owned and operated Silverado Stables as a boarding facility since 1981. Being a past 4H Horse and Pony Club Leader, Silverado has become a boarding facility for families.
Debbie began volunteering for therapeutic riding in 1983, working in the ring as a side walker and/or leader. In 1988 she became certified in Basic Therapeutic Riding Instruction and began teaching.
In 1986 Debbie studied under Para-Olympian Robin Brueckmann and Sandra Cabell, a Senior Centered Riding Instructor. Debbie has attended many Centered Riding Up Date clinics with Sally Swift, Wendy Murdoch and Lucille Bump. She is currently the President of the Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program.