Contributor: Debra Salas

Debra Salas is a dedicated Reno resident, originally from San Jose, California, with previous roots in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

Debra’s professional path has been marked by her unwavering dedication to early childhood education, a career she passionately pursued for over two decades. However, in 2020, she embarked on a remarkable new chapter as a full-time freelance writer. This transition wasn’t taken lightly; it was the culmination of a lifelong love affair with the written word, dating back to her earliest memories. Circumstances may have momentarily diverted her from this dream, but destiny has now led her back to her true calling.

While writing remains Debra’s primary passion, she also finds immense joy in the world of music. Though not a performer herself, she wholeheartedly supports artists and actively participates in local events.

Within the Reno community, Debra’s impact extends beyond her writing and music interests. For the past five years, she has been an esteemed member of the Yelp Elite Squad, a distinction she wears with pride. As a self-taught promoter, she champions the causes she cares about most, lending her support to small businesses and the arts. Debra’s heartwarming reviews and information-sharing endeavors have cemented her status as a community influencer, enriching the lives of those she touches with her words and actions.