Meet Deborah

I am the coordinator of office details at GilChrist, maintaining daily operations by scheduling reservations, handling billing, and welcoming guests. (Also, I do step outside to scoop manure, brush the pony, and play with the goat in the barn.) Whether pulling weeds or pulling reports, both of which come pretty naturally, I take pride in doing the task at hand satisfactorily and completely.

I’ve always delighted in finding ways of connecting people with nature in ways that allow them to experience their environment deeply and meaningfully. I’m glad to be able to assist people in this way at GilChrist.

I studied psychology, environmental studies, and Dutch language at Calvin College, and after graduation, worked at several libraries and volunteered with numerous nonprofit organizations.

I find joy in being outside, be it working contemplatively in my garden, photographing nature, or gathering around a bonfire.