Debby Dines is an ex-Army officer, businesswoman and urban enthusiast. Reinvention is her mantra, and she believes change is good for the soul and increasingly important for physical and mental health.
URBAN LIFE COLLECTIVE is the culmination of Debby's life-long love of art merged with a passion for urban living. Acting as art consultant, and an emerging artist herself, she draws on a diverse background of life experiences to inform her work. Debby refined her leadership skills as a US Army Officer and business acumen as a Brand Director for a Fortune 500 company. She started DINES INCORPORATED in 2008, building the leading boutique residential real estate brokerage focused on Downtown Madison, WI. In 2018 she started dabbling in art consulting, forming URBAN LIFE COLLECTIVE as a division of DINES INC.
Now, Debby owns a studio that she shares with her partner, Martín Gutierrez, and their pups Filbert and Bruce Wayne. Martín is a brilliant artist. Watching him create inspired Debby to pick up a brush herself. Of all the paths she's taken in life, "artist" is simultaneously the most terrifying and thrilling.