Deanna received her Bachelor's degree from University of Washington in Psychology and Music in 1998. She then went on to work internationally as a baboon researcher and swim school owner and instructor in Africa. Deanna received her Bachelors in Science: Physical Therapy from WITS in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010. She then returned to the USA to live on Bainbridge Island and raise her four children in a forest home. She worked for New Motion PT on Bainbridge for almost 7 years before establishing her own practice in 2017. During this time, Deanna developed a highly successful Aqua Physical Therapy rehabilitation program which has helped hundreds of clients since 2011. Deanna's passion for Pilates lead her to attain her certification with world renowned BASI faculty. She finds both teaching and practicing pilates as the key to her faster triathlon times year after year.