If you assigned a seat to each turkey, Deb Hartley has helped round up leading the PC Turkey Drive for 20 years; you’d fill Eccles Stadium. That’s 45,000 turkeys – plus fixings and other groceries to serve needy families, veterans, and busy first responders. “It shows the generosity of the people of Park City,” she says. “I am blown away by the support year after year.”

The Turkey Drive is just one of Deb’s community commitments. She’s a Wish Granter for Make a Wish (“Fifteen years now,” she smiles) and a volunteer hospice worker for IHC (“An honor and a privilege,” she says).

Always on the lookout for community needs requiring attention, she now serves as ED of Bridge21, creating housing for adults with neuro diverse issues. “There are no options for this special population, except at Mom and Dad’s home in the bedroom in which they grew up,” she notes. “We are set on changing that.”

A 35-year PC resident and successful local realtor, Deb calls Park City “a magical place. With so many people doing good things, there is an opportunity for anyone who wants to improve our community.”

A regular visitor from SoCal prior to moving here after the birth of her two children, Deb says, “I was determined not to raise them there, in a sea of humanity with no personality or sense of community. The mountains called to me.”

With the children grown, Deb and her husband Doug have a bit more time to indulge in the PC lifestyle, “We hike, do lots of snowshoeing, and camp with our yellow Lab, Winnie,” she laughs. “We love to mountain bike, ski and paddle board, too.”

“Oh, and I box four mornings a week,” she laughs.

For all the good she has done for our community, it is Deb who says she feels fortunate. “If you are lucky enough to live in Park City,” she says, “You’re lucky enough!”