Debra is a life-long resident of Rocklin as was her father, and role model, former Volunteer Fire Chief Vince Lopez. Debi attended Rocklin Elementary, Parker Whitney and graduated from Oakmont High School. While raising her two children she worked for Parker Whitney Elementary School as a Teacher’s Assistant in both the Kindergarten and 3rd grades.
Once her children headed off to college she returned to full-time work at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where she was a Customer Service Insurance Specialist in the personal sales market. Debi loves interacting with people and volunteering certainly fit the bill. She left Liberty Mutual after 10 years to enjoy retirement with her husband.
Not one to sit still, Debi started looking for ways to volunteer in Rocklin and became a Rocklin Police and Fire Volunteer in the Fall of 2008. She helps with Code Enforcement, weekly Citizen Patrol and Special Events and is a certified safety seat inspector for the Buckle-Up Baby program. Debi feels that the volunteer program is very rewarding and also notes that her “play” time is spent gardening, fishing, camping and loving on her grand-babies.