"...When Deb moved to Hawaii I did not really expect to hear much from her since it is so very far away. But that was not the case at all. In Hawaii, Deb began a local origami group and continued to teach classes. She took everything she learned from her work with OrigamiUSA in New York and put it into action in Hawaii. So in addition to teaching, she showed her extraordinary organizational and public relations skills. At her Aloha Origami group Deb makes folders of all levels and ages feel welcome. She pulls together origami models, books and paper in a way that allows a theme to emerge and produces an engaging experience. How do I know all this? Because it also turns out that Deb is an excellent writer and she produced some wonderful writing for our magazine, The Paper, which lucky for us included the story of the how she created an origami community in Hawaii."

Wendy Zeichner,
OrigamiUSA, President

(please see attached letter of recommendation at bottom of page)

Deb Pun,
Mar 19, 2010, 3:16 PM