Deanne's Personal Biography
I was unfortunate enough to be born in Los Angeles, California,
(Hollywood, to be exact!), but luckily, moved to Lake Tahoe
at age ten. I started skiing at age two at Krakta Ridge in the
mountains above L.A. I continued skiing at Heavenly Valley in
Tahoe, snowplowing madly down the face, over moguls as tall
as I was. These days it's a mid-week pass at Kirkwood where
I Alpine and Telemark ski, as well as backcountry ski all the
wild Sierra Nevada peaks.
I got my first horse as a teen (click
here for details) and have been addicted ever since. School
and family commitments interrupted my horse career for 20 years.
Meanwhile, I hiked, skied, and rode my mountain bike all over
When I could stand it no longer, I bought my first "real" horse
in 1991. He is a Polish Arabian gelding, 10 years old at the
time. They had trained him for Western Pleasure and an occasional
trail ride, but I had plans for endurance riding. Gabe and I
have been through almost every conceivable mishap together and
we've both survived! (well, pretty much... read my Trailer
Tips for a wild look at some of our mishaps.)
I worked at Lake
Tahoe Community College from 1989 - 2003 teaching word processing
in the Business Office Administration Department using Microsoft
Word and WordPefect, and in the Computer Science Department
using Netscape to teach the Internet classes and using Notepad
to teach Web Publishing classes. They even made me teach FrontPage!
In 2000, I started my own web design and development business:
Design Concepts and an Internet Hosting business: Tahoe
Web Host. Want your own horse-related website? Come visit
married the most wonderful man in the world on June 26, 1988.
Doug Holcomb is a fireman with the City of South Lake Tahoe.
In July 2002, got promoted to Engineer. In 2004 he was promoted
to Fire Captain. In April 2009 he retired! He studied Jujitsu at the dojo in Meyers. His
favorite toys include his motorcycles, mountian bike,
and skis. He loves to hike, but after his two knee surgeries
(and, now my two knee surgeries!), we've decided magnets are the best
way to keep healthy and keep on the trails. You can email me to learn more about Health Magnets, to buy
magnets or far infrared products, or contact me to find
out if you qualify for discounts or wholesale pricing!
Llinks are on my doorway site: DeanneDelVecchio.com.
My wonderful daughter got married on July 18, 1998. Jennifer
Ann Hall lives in Marysville, Washington with her husband, Mark.
Their first baby was born on July 11, 2000! Camryn Rose Hall
is an exceptionally bright and beautiful child. As my first
(and so far only) granddaughter, she is my pride and joy and
I love the visits and the spoiling. Her first web page is at
CamrynRose.com. Her brother, Alexander Jared (AJ) was born January 21, 2006. Together, they are a wonderful way to make me "GrandMama".
Since I'm in business for myself and work exclusively out of
my home office, I can devote my spare time to riding Gabe and now, Bandit, and
exploring the back country of the High Sierra surrounding my
home in Tahoe. I am a member of the El
Dorado County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Horse
Team Unit (in summer) and a member of the Nordic team (in winter).
My husband, my horse, and my dog (Cheyenne; pictured here)
are my best friends. Exploring the country around here and watching
the seasons change is a full-time job! *Update: Cheyenne passed on June 29, 2008, please read her tribute here: http://deannedelvecchio.com/chey/ *
Now, my mom's dog, Stella is our companion!