As the first female draftsman in the firm, Deb brings longevity, ingenuity and dedication to JGR. She is enthusiastic about working in the architecture and construction industry. The creativity of the design is what inspires her. For Deb, the artistry of the design process is gratifying because she rapidly, yet accurately, begins drafting the plan; resulting in the client’s vision coming to life. Every project and every day is unique and that’s what she finds intriguing about her position and purpose at JGR. She has served on the CAD Department Advisory Board at Salina Technical College since 2004.
Deb played a major role in the design of the remodel and addition of the Salina Community Theatre. She reveled in restoring the original structure and adding new design features for the community’s enjoyment. She was on the design team of the Kansas Wesleyan University New Student Activities Center, a 71,000 s.f. superstructure that now offers the students a new gymnasium, kitchen and dining services, bookstore, and weight and exercise areas, just to name a few. In addition, Deb’s largest project she worked on is the new Sunflower Bank Administration Facility. This facility is located in a new development of over 50 acres, measuring at 80,000 s.f., with four floors over 19,000 s.f. each. These are just a few of the many projects Deb has been involved in the recent years.
Having lived in Salina for 26 years, Deb enjoys the hometown/small town community feel. She is extremely active in her church, by volunteering and serving her church family. When she isn’t busy designing or going on Missions trips to build homes, Deb’s three wonderful and amazing boys monopolize her free time. They are the joy of her life and what makes her thrive at work, home and her community.