Having purchased a home in 2001 in Sun City Grand and having really enjoyed that lifestyle, I just knew that I wanted my next home purchase to be in the same type of community. So, in 2007 I bought my home here in Sun City Festival. Being a part of this community has been fun and full of opportunities from the very beginning. I was in a three day photo shoot for pictures and commercials all done in the Sage Center swimming pool back in 2008. The most obvious picture is currently on an advertising billboard just as you drive west on Sun Valley Parkway near the corner of Sun Valley Parkway and Canyon Springs Boulevard. Other pictures and commercials from the shoot have and are being used as well.
In the past eleven years, I've been involved in a variety of clubs and activities such as serving as vice-president of the Quilting Bees, volunteering for eleven years as a Neighborhood Watch Captain and more recently a Citizens on Patrol volunteer with the Buckeye Police. Originally from Sacramento California, then lived in Folsom California, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in criminal law, was President of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, worked for the State of California "watchdog" agency known as The Little Hoover Commission and previously worked for the County of Sacramento Department of Airports where I enjoyed many opportunities including a ground school course and a flight as a passenger in a P-51 Mustang doing aerial maneuvers. Previously, I had a sewing/alterations business here in Sun City Festival out of my home, Debra's Alterations, LLC. My dog, Muttlee and I are a certified therapy dog team with the Alliance of Therapy dogs making visits in all types of settings.
I enjoy travel especially experiencing the outdoors, long road trips, cruises and have traveled in Europe. A lifetime of dance, from age four through my 20's I did a lot of tap dancing. Then my interest shifted to ballroom dancing when I was in my 30's of which I continue to do now. I'm the owner of An Octave Higher, LLC as a violinist (44 years of experience) playing for a variety of services, events and occasions and playing in worship ministry teams. I'm looking forward to each new phase in the growth here in Sun City Festival and my hope is that every resident here finds the joy I have had as well.