Meet the FrogLady.

I graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology and a specialization in Interpretation of Natural Resources (environmental education).

1st Place People’s Choice Display
Reptile Fest 2011

Outstanding New Interpreter
National Association of Interpretation: Region 5

Outstanding Team Award
Plum Creek Nature Center

Special Acts Award
Forest Preserve District of Will County

Louisa County Conservation Board
Wapello, IA

Muscatine County Conservation Board
Muscatine, IA


Forest Preserve District of Will County
Plum Creek Nature Center
Beecher, IL

“Deb was fantastic! She was very impressive and quite entertaining. She kept the children and myself on the edge of our seats.”
Valley View Elementary

“Our presentor did an outstanding job. My students loved her humor and knowledge of nature. She kept control of the classroom and encouraged my students to ask questions. Very impressed since I have 30 students!”
Troy Shorewood Elementary

“Great presenter! Kept students attention throughout program; good classroom management. The hands-on activity was wonderful.”
Troy Heritage Elementary

“Many hands-on items like the puppets kept attention and kept things upbeat. Deb used great voices, was animated, used student volunteers, and “kid” language for them to understand.”
Wesmere Elementary

“Excellent program! Presenter was knowledgeable and had an excellent, well prepared presentation. We look forward to future visits.”
Hadley Middle School

“All my classes just love Deb!”
St. Mary’s Elementary

“Deb is a wonderful presenter and the children love her. She really knows how to keep their attention!”
St. Dennis Elementary

“Great presentation and inquiry questions. The kids enjoyed FrogLady immensely (parents too!)”
Grand Prairie Elementary

“She was able to teach things at the kindergarten level. The children loved learning from her. She set up clear expectations and kept a good pace.”
Grand Prairie

“Deb did an excellent job with my second grade class. I’m looking forward to her visiting again with my next class.”
Coal City Elementary

“FrogLady was incredible! She really related to the kids, and they love her humor! Her character puppets and voices were perfect. The kids will remember this trip for a very long time.”
Beacon Hill Elementary

“Deb did an excellent job making the kids excited about nature! Her love for nature is contagious!”
Grand Prairie Elementary

"FrogLady was incredible! She really related to the kids, and they love her humor! The kids will remember this for a very long time."

Beacon Hill Elementary