Deborah Worch was born in New York and raised in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Deborah studied at Bradley University in Peoria, Illionois, and then she majored in English Counseling at Sacramento State. She was a secondary school advisor for 31 years. She has been married for 39 years and has 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 5 grandchildren. Her hobbies include quilting, quilting, and quilting. Deborah has been on the board of the clinic for 30 years and is a member of the Tulelake Area Service Club.