Deanne moved to Cheyenne when her father was stationed at F.E. Warren AFB and she was a high school freshman. She graduated from Central H.S., Laramie County Community College, and the University of Wyoming and she has an MBA from Touro University International. She served in the WY Army National Guard from 1978 through 2010, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. She has worked for the Guard as a full-time technician since 1997. Her positions have been the Camp Guernsey Logistics Officer, and the Supervisory Logistics Officer, Supervisory Purchasing & Contracting Officer and the Comptroller at the National Guard Headquarters in Cheyenne. She was assigned as the Comptroller in 2010 and still works in that position. She's a Certified Defense Financial Manager and a Certified Public Manager. She recently entered retirement and looks forward to traveling and doing things that working full-time does not allow her to do!