Deb Lenzen is from Bismarck, North Dakota. She has been flying kites since 1990 but the last seven years have found Deb moving into the realm of kitemaking and it is those kites that she is honored to fly during the Swift Current festival. The majority of her kites reflect the respect she has for the Native American culture that she grew up with back on the North Dakota prairie. Those kites have been award winners at the Washington State International Kite Festival and the Comprehensive Kitemaking Competitions at the AKA Nationals. She manages a website, www.sky-dance.net, as a way to promote kiting and share her love of kiting with the rest of the world. She also coordinates the Skydance Sakakawea Kite Festival in Garrison, ND which celebrated its 15th year in May. Deb is currently a Director at Large of the American Kitefliers Association.