Debra is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate from the Lake Traverse Reservation. Debra served two terms in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1980 to 1986. She served in Naval Air Rework Facility in Cherry Point, N.C. and Headquarters, Marine Corps in Washington, DC. Debra has an extensive work history of 36 years, whereas, she worked with Dex Yellow Pages for 20 years in Denver, CO. Debra has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, S.D. Debra has three children: Tiffany is a teacher at Rocky Ford School, Jade works at the Big Ten Network in Chicago, IL., and Jace was a free agent signed with two NFL teams, but recently is playing Canada Football League. Currently, Debra serves as the VISTA’s Coordinator at Thunder Valley CDC.