Deanna Powell was born in a small town called Placerville in the foothills of Lake Tahoe in northern California. She moved to Kirkland/Bellevue when she was 10 years old and went to Bellevue Christian from elementary until she graduated high school in 1994. She began volunteering and donating her time and money to various charities from the time she was very young, building houses in the ghettos of Tijuana Mexico, helping to cultivate prosperous land in Batzchocola, Guatemala, handing out sandwiches and blankets to the homeless of Seattle & Tacoma, volunteering at the Special Olympics, and raising money for charities that support domestic violence survivors, troubled youth, clean water in developing countries, animal shelters, wounded warriors, and drug & alcohol counseling. Many of the charities she supports are important to her because of her own experiences and struggles. In January 2016 she will be traveling to Ethiopia to work in orphanages alongside her family members who live and work there, so you can see now IT’S IN HER BLOOD!!! Deanna has also worked in the mortgage industry for over 18+ years and has a knack for numbers which is why she was voted in as the Talk It Up TV treasurer. We are excited to have her on the board!