I was a member of PAFTY, Pennsylvania. Federation of Temple Youth, in middle school.
Debbie was the state song leader. I remember her energy and spirit, her beautiful voice and the incredible chords and range of her 12-string Martin guitar. She inspired me as an "unofficial mentor" to eventually become Northern PAFTY's songleader in the years after she left. Her songs have never left my heart and I will miss her and the lessons she taught me.