For 17 years, Deborah has worked closely with National Geographic’s top photographers, journalists, scientists, engineers, filmmakers and adventurers to uncover insights from their field expeditions and research, and to craft inspiring, entertaining stage shows for corporate, student, private and public audiences, TED talks, and the performing arts circuit, all under the banner of National Geographic Live.

While living in Washington, DC, in 2003, Deborah co-created and ran day-to-day operations for the National Geographic Speakers Bureau–the repository for this talent.  She now serves as development chief for the Bureau, representing Nat Geo explorers for speaking engagements worldwide.  She also represents a handful of speakers outside of the Nat Geo world, including Ms. Ardalan.

For speaking inquiries, please contact Deborah at 310.922.2713 or