Debra began dancing at the age of two and cheering at the age of 8 both under the instruction of her mother. She continued to dance and cheer competitively throughout high school, choosing to focus specifically on cheer upon entering The College of New jersey. There she played an integral part of getting the team to compete at UCA College Nationals for the first time in the school’s history. The team finished 6th in the nation in their division at the competition. As a senior Debra was named co-captain and began to work an an assistant coach of the cheerleading squad at her high school alma mater. Debra graduated TCNJ magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in business administration and a concentration in mathematics and human resource management. Upon graduation Debra continued to coach high school cheerleading and earned a master’s degree in secondary education and mathematics. While teaching middle and high school math on Staten Island Debra earned a professional certificate in school building leadership/school administration and coached at the same Staten Island high school from 1999 to 2015. While there Debra also played a major role in developing the program into a national contender. She introduced the team to UCA nationals and her teams qualified for nationals every year that they attended regionals. In 2014 the team had it’s most successful finish of 9th place in the nation. Debra is married to Neal for 10 years and is the mother of beautiful twin girls, Charlotte and Francesca. She is certified in first aid, CPR, AED and concussion training. She is also AACCA certified and is currently pursuing her USASF credentials.