Dede was raised in Laguna Beach and attended Laguna Beach High School. After graduating from San Diego State University, she moved to Hawaii with her husband and spent eleven years in the islands raising her family of 3 children. She began her real estate career in Hawaii selling real estate on both the Big Island and Maui.
After moving back to California in 2004, she worked for Windermere in the Palm Desert area. Then finally after 25 years, she and the family are happy to be back in Laguna Beach.
Dede has immersed herself in various leadership activities in the City of Laguna Beach and LBOR. She has been active for the past 3 years with the Taste for Charity and Pet Parade. She has been on the leadership team for Laguna Beach High School P.T.A. for the last 4 years and is a past President. Dede is Vice President of the Laguna Beach High School Alumni. and a volunteer at the Laguna Food Pantry.