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Instructor Bios

Deb Debboe

DEB DEBBOE is founder and CEO of Your Ops Manager, an outsourced operations management company for small businesses. Prior to founding her own company Deb was employed in the field of finance and operations management for almost 25 years and was most recently CFO and COO of a payments company before founding her own company in 2008. Deb is on the board of directors of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, former Board member of the Association of Contingency Planners San Diego Chapter, co-chair of the Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance and is actively involved with many other business associations.


MONA FREELS, is the Senior Homeland Security Coordinator for the City of San Diego, Homeland Security Office.

David Harrison

DAVID HARRISON has been the City of Carlsbad’s Emergency Preparedness Manager for nine years. He coordinated Carlsbad’s Emergency Operations Center during the May 2014 Poinsettia Wildfire. David is co-founder of the Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance, a relationship between Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and the City. He is on the Advisory Board of, and teaches in, CSU San Marcos’ Business Emergency Preparedness Program. David is a U.S. Navy Captain, retired. He commanded a warship, developed Navy Antiterrorism and Force Protection Programs and developed early warning, missile and civil defense against SCUD missiles for the Government of Israel during the first Gulf War.

Patty Skoglund

PATTY SKOGLUND, R.N., is a highly knowledgeable leader in project management, disaster preparedness and emergency response with an expertise in program development, strategic planning, regulatory compliance and community relations. She possesses a strong background in assessing public health and safety risks, organizing multidisciplinary emergency response to disruption to services and designing education for diverse audiences in healthcare and business environments.


ROBERT WILLIAMS, is the Emergency Manager for California State University San Marcos.

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