Debby’s family has been on Meddybemps Lake since 1967 when her grandparents established a camp in Bearcove. Every summer since its construction, she and her siblings enjoyed this special place. In 1976, she moved with her parents and brothers into a year-round home that is still occupied by her parents today.
During her college years, Debby met her husband skiing on Meddybemps and they established their own place in Bearcove.
Eventually she and her husband built a log home and re-located with their daughters to a permanent residence, just outside of the cove. Meddybemps has been an essential part of her life since childhood and she continues to foster that special bond between the lake, her daughters and her grandchildren. It has become her family’s special place. Since retiring, she enjoys,boating, landscaping and woodworking and she places a high priority on visiting and sharing the lake with her grandchildren.
Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) from University of Maine at Orono
Master’s Degree in Business from Thomas College, Maine
Worked at Georgia-Pacific in Pulp and Paper for 19 years in various capacities within their Atlanta Corporate Headquarters and their pulp and paper facility in Baileyville Maine.
Served five years as General Manager at the Baileyville Pulp and Paper Mill after its sale to Domtar. Selected by Domtar CEO to present at the 2003 annual Stockholders’ meeting to share initiatives that contributed to the Baileyville Pulp and Paper Mill’s financial change and participate in the Closing Bell Ceremony on February 11, 2003
Spent 6 years as Vice-President of the Coated Paperboard Division at International Paper. As Vice-President of the Coated Paper Board, Debby received recognition by International Paper CEO for achieving above 8% return on equity, a division first.
Additionally, Debby spent 4 years with International Paper as a panel member to create channels, face-to-face panel discussions, mentoring structure, etc. to assist in promoting and retaining women in leadership positions.
Served as a member for 5 years and president (2003-2004) of the Pulp and Paper Committee, initiated by Governor Baldacci to assess and identify initiatives by which to aid in the declining pulp and paper industry in Maine.
- Member of the Lake Meddybemps Association
- Board of Directors for Meddybemps Lake Land Trust