I’m Debara Smith; first and foremost I am a mother of 8 and grandma of 11 wonderful energetic children ages 4 month to 11 years old.
I have been the Director of the Brownsdale Grace Gillette Public Library going on 14 years. I am a regular reference desk sub at the Austin Public Library and involved in a variety of community groups including Mower Refreshed.
I am currently a student at the University of Minnesota pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in health and wellness. I lived in Mower County for the first 16 years of my life before moving to Rochester and am excited to have the opportunity to give back to the community I grew up in. I believe that living well should be a priority, and it can be most successfully achieved with a balanced lifestyle.
Being proactive about your health is one of the best things you can do for yourself. I am particularly interested in holistic nutrition and the way in which food affects our bodies. I have a passion for educating young people about these basic concepts and encouraging them of the importance of preventative health. I am also focusing part of my studies in management as I hope to open my own wellness-centric business someday.
ENGAGING in efforts making healthy choices easier in Mower County EQUIPPING communities to grow sustainable wellness solutions EMPOWERING people to create a culture of wellness where they live, work, play and learn