From San Francisco originally, Debbie Travers began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northern Thailand after her college graduation. She taught English and Agriculture in a rural community High School, which changed her life forever. After her marriage to Bill Travers, they both moved to Kathmandu, Nepal where again, Debbie taught English as a Second Language to students from Nepal, Tibet, India, Burma and throughout the Himalaya. She and her husband also led treks and mountaineering expeditions throughout the Khumbu, the Annapurnas and the Ladakhi Himalaya over four years. Upon her return to the US, Debbie received her Social Science Teaching Credential, together with a Masters in Education, from Stanford University. With a profound goal 'to bring the world home', she has been teaching World History first for Chico Unified School District and then as a Founder of Inspire, since 1996. Debbie and her husband Bill have raised three sons, Jasper, Ben and Jesse, in their home next to Bidwell Park. She and her family are avid travelers, taking their sons to Thailand, Laos and Nepal multiple times as well as to Europe, and especially to see her family in Switzerland and Germany whom she visits whenever she can. Fluent in German, Thai and Nepali, she has studied abroad in Germany and Austria, traveled throughout Europe and Asia, even volunteering with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, twice. Her other loves include transversing the Sierra, including the entire John Muir Trail, with her husband Bill; skiing, backpacking, river rafting, and exploring wild places with her family and friends.