Ripcord /ˈkɔːd/ noun: a cord that when pulled opens a parachute from its pack.

RipCord Communications is a boutique communications company specializing in serving heart-centered entrepreneurs who are out to make an impact in their communities, in their countries, and in the world. We help them sparkle on the page, on the web, and in their speaking.

Deborah Kevin is a lover of words. She founded RipCord Communications in 2012 with a mission to provide communication to niche clients. She brings over twenty years of experience in developing and managing projects and clearly communicating.  She excels in integrating messages across mediums and creating effective, easy-to-implement strategies.

She is the former online editor of Little Patuxent Review who also writes for the international human rights organization Equitas 50×50. She actively participates in autism awareness campaigns and is highly involved with her Penn State Alumni Association. Currently, she plans all viewing events for the Emmy-award winning documentary “The Joe We Know.”

Her novel, “Finding Grace” is under revision. She resides in Columbia, Maryland with her family, when they’re not out discovering the world.

Fun Facts about Deborah

Deborah was born in Doylestown, the county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She attended thirteen different schools before graduating from William Tennent High School in Warminster, PA (the same school from which her mother and uncles also graduated). Why did her family move so often? Her dad proudly served in the Navy for 21 years.

Fast facts about Debby:

  • Two sons call her “Mom.”
  • Loves dogs, especially Shelties.
  • Makes the “world’s best” Snickerdoodles.
  • Plans on eating her way around the world.
  • Wants to walk the entire Camino de Santiago de Compostella.
  • Once slept out for concert tickets (Peter Gabriel, in Rochester). She was 30 years old at the time.
  • Adores kayaking.
  • Prefers the mountains to the ocean.
  • Spent three of her four undergraduate years at Penn State University Smeal College of Business, but graduated from State University of New York – Geneseo (but once a Nittany Lion, always a Nittany Lion).
  • Worked full-time while attending college full-time, graduating with honors.
  • Thinks driving a manual (stick shift) is the bomb!
  • Gets up really early to write, meditate, and walk – before the rest of her family stirs.
  • Her Grandfather Kevin was a Naval medic, serving at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and at the Battle of Midway.
  • Researching family history is a fun pastime she shares with her dad.

Our Testimonials

She is creative, open-minded and an important asset to our organization.

Debby has great insight, a broad base of experience to draw on and an incredible desire to help others. She is as tireless worker who pays attention to detail. She is creative, open-minded and an important asset to our organization. Debby “gets it” and because she does you feel like she is not only as part of your team, but even more so, has been with you all along. Without any reservation what-so-ever, I highly recommend Debby to my fellow business owners.

Joseph V. Carlozo,
President & CEO, Carlozo and Company, P.A.