Deb Leichsenring, is the Director of Operations which includes everything from laundry to chores to helping with workdays to learning about the volunteer roles – all so she can oversee all the “moving parts” of Miracles! Growing up in Chicago, Deb’s love of horses began by spending time with the Palominos her cousin raised. Deb later moved to Amana and lived on a farm very close to the Miracles farm for 20 years. She currently lives in Cedar Rapids and often says “something about Iowa people, friends, and family is truly unique. It’s what brings me back”. Deb says she really enjoys the positive change she feels in coming to work at Miracles. Deb has been a merchant and buyer and then owner for a business in Amana; She spent 20 years as a district manager and project manager for stores of several corporations in the US and Canada. She also had time to volunteer and organize events for several non-profits. When Deb is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two children and her five grandchildren.