is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City. Debbie is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. During college, she worked in a graphic design studio, developing skills she continues to use. Debbie taught art in Mid-Del and Moore public schools for twenty-seven years. Currently, she instructs weekly art classes for elementary students in her home.
has been a visual and performance artist in Oklahoma City for 10 years. She has been an after-school teacher for the Oklahoma City Arts Council for six years and the head of the Visual Arts Department for the Boys and Girls Club for five years. Leslie is the curator and owner of The Grease Trap Gallery and continues to work as a professional artist.