Debbie Wardrop

Debbie Wardrop

Board Secretary

General Manager, The Resort at Port Ludlow

Favorite local place: Finnriver Orchard & Red Dog Farm

When Debbie was in middle school, her occupational interest test said she should be a farmer. Had she followed that path then, she may very well have landed in a rural community before 2010. Instead, she followed a path that led her to hospitality and event planning, including work with The Arizona Biltmore, The Boulders Resort and the National Football League.

She and her husband, Michael, purchased a home in Port Ludlow, intending to be in the Northwest part-time as a respite to the desert climate of Arizona. Debbie subsequently accepted the role of General Manager at The Resort at Port Ludlow and has immersed herself in Jefferson County life since. Part of that is working closely with farmers, artisans and fisheries to provide fresh local food and beverages at The Fireside. Now, instead of wondering whether she should have been a farmer, she has the opportunity to support them.