Deanna saw her first loom in high school and was fascinated by it. In college, she found classes and began her journey. She has been taking classes continuously for the past 40 years and has been teaching for 30 years. She has taught at several shops in Salt Lake City and has taught workshops in several intermountain states. She taught weaving at the University of Utah for eight years. She currently teaches at Pioneer Craft House in Salt Lake City and the Needlepoint Joint in Ogden, Utah. She has shown her work and won awards throughout the intermountain area.