Deanne and her husband, Phil, grew up in Aspen, Colorado during the 50’s and 60’s. They enjoyed the many opportunities that a small mountain town offers. Hiking, fishing, riding horses, skiing and the wide open spaces of the valley gave them a wonderful playground to explore. After they graduated from high school and then college, they both began teaching. Phil taught high school but especially loved coaching. Throughout the years, he coached all sports, but his favourite was basketball. Deanne taught in the elementary school at various grade levels. While she liked teaching all levels, her first love was teaching and reading to first graders. After retirement, they built their home at Powder Ridge and have been here since 2008. Deanne still enjoys skiing and the Powderhorn Ski Area provides many hours of fun with family and friends. In the summer, they have the Grand Mesa to camp, fish and hike.