Debra Ellisen

Debra Ellisen
Senior Client Service Coordinator

Debra serves as our Senior Client Service Coordinator, handling all aspects of support for clients at North Berkeley. She works directly with the advisors and other team members to cover every detail of the client experience. Debra has worked with Kate Campbell King since 2002 and been part of the team that founded our firm in 2005.

For the twelve years before joining North Berkeley Investment Partners, Debra was a technical recruiter for several consulting companies in the San Francisco Bay area. She also worked as a sales representative for a wholesale pharmaceutical company.

Born and raised in the Hudson Valley in New York, Debra attended Binghamton University and received a B.A. in Biology. She followed her heart and ended up in California, first landing in Cupertino, and has lived in Campbell, San Jose, and San Francisco. She now lives in the Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland with her husband Eric and son.

Education, Certifications, & Affliations

  • B.A. in Biology , Binghamton University

More about Debra

Outside of work I like to...
spend time with my immediate and extended family, hike with our dog, Liesel, and cook. I find cooking to be therapeutic and relaxing for me (when I have the time) and derive great satisfaction from thinking about a menu, formulating my plan for executing the menu (shopping, timing the preparation and cooking to finish everything at the same time) and having my guest enjoy their meals.

A defining moment of my career was...
when I was laid off from my recruiting job while home on maternity leave after the birth of my son. After the initial shock wore off, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I got to spend more quality time with my newborn. Because of this, when ready to go back to work, I was able to think about what I wanted to do, and ended up finding a job working for Kate Campbell in 2002. I have now been with North Berkeley Investment Partners for 17 years and still enjoy coming to work every day!