Debi Rivkin hails from a family of gifted and talented artists. In her youth, Debi played bassoon, flute and studied as a classical opera singer while at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Regardless of her own musical talent, her passion was in the field of finance. Debi has been a Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years. As a single mother of two, she gave her children, now fully grown, amazing opportunities in music and dance. Debi continues to be able to give artistic and creative opportunities to her grandchildren.
Debi currently has her own consulting firm and has implemented financials for some of the top performing companies in the world, such as Yahoo, Expedia, Texas Department of Transportation, Toyota Boshaku, Bank of Tokyo, Graco, Herbalife, Albertsons and Beneficial Life Insurance Company.
Debi’s love for the arts runs deep and she fully believes in philosophy of generosity. She believes that you get back what you give and her participation in the Jazz Outreach Initiative is a giving for her. She believes in the mission and vision of JOI. She hopes to be a huge help in the success of this great organization. Debi served as JOI's founding Treasurer from its inception in 2017 through 2020 and currently serves as Ex-Officio Board Member.