"I believe in the word 'possibility.' With possibility ... can't becomes can. Complicated becomes simple. Challenge becomes opportunity. I believe in driving your destiny, realizing your dream, and if the rules don't work—challenge them."

Founder and President of Gutsy Gals Inspire Me ®, Deborah is a risk taker, problem solver, published author, award winning filmmaker, speaker, and out-of-the-box thinker. Starting not one, but two businesses during the financial crisis of the late 2000’s, she continues to fulfill her life’s journey driven by inspiration, commitment, and the tenacity to succeed in empowering others. Today she directs her attention to Gutsy Gals Inspire Me ®, a company she founded that focuses on recognizing positive female role models. Since 2008 Gutsy Gals has been giving out the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me awards to forward-thinking women who challenge the status quo.

Deborah has worked as a successful casting director, running her own casting company for many years. She is a member of the Director’s Guild.



Hall holds a BA in Archaeology from Cornell University, specializing in remote sensing. Hall brings more than 20 years of technology experience in companies ranging from film/TV productions to start-up film studios, world expos and museums. He worked with Mattel to create their first interactive laser disc, designed motion control equipment for Xenon, and developed the systems design for a real-time animation studio, Modern Cartoons. Hall has been an influential technology leader who brings a proven track record providing technology of the highest level reduced to the simplest form.

Currently, Hall has created virtual sets for TV broadcast, working with NBC, CNBC, DVD on TV, and in feature film, working recently on Speed Racer, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Alice In Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, and currently Oz: The Great and Wonderful.

Hall is a current Board member for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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Christina is the former CEO and Publisher of the New York-based Creative Black Book, a print and on-line source for top commercial photography, illustration, and design. In 2000-2001 she was involved in the merger of The Black Book with a publicly traded company. She has held leadership positions in several non-profit organizations, participated on boards of directors for profit and not-for-profit ventures, worked as a consultant on high-end print publications for artists and photographers, and is a writer and entrepreneur. Christina graduated with honors, cum laude, from Wellesley College


Brenna Osborn - Designer

Brenna Osborn is recent graduate from University of California - Santa Barbara. She studied Film Studies and Art Studio. In pursuit of her passion in filmmaking and animation, she has worked on a number of student films as well as animated projects.

She also recently completed her own hybrid Stop Motion and Flash animated short film. Working with a variety of digital media, she is editing film newsletters, creating posters and ads, as well as designing and managing various Gutsy Gal websites for Gutsy Gals Inspire Me.

Brenna is very excited to be helping promote Gutsy Gals around the world through Gutsy Gals Inspire Me.