Deborah Carlen1st Vice President
...Deborah CarlenDeborah Carlen is originally from Atlanta, earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, and completed post-graduate work in western European medieval history (into each life a little useless information falls), marketing, and advertising.She
has published articles and features since age 16, which was a very long time ago, and taught college courses in marketing, creative writing, and speculative fiction in three states.Her
professional career includes owning an ad agency in Atlanta, a director-level position with a national non-profit medical advocacy in Washington, and six years "on the road" in the United States and Canada teaching intense seminars as well as creative director assignments in publishing and marketing.She may be the only Board member who has consulted inside the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.Deb
moved to Sonoma County in 1999 from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and owns a tiny marketing and business development firm.With strong roots in community volunteerism, she
brings a different perspective to the Board: a Southern accent, a family with a rich heritage of multiple ethnicities and belief systems, and a strong personal commitment to unaffiliated Jews in Sonoma County.