Deb Canham began making and designing bears in 1986 at her kitchen table. It took that business to a manufacturing level and now she sells her designs to stores all over the world. She also does her own one of a kind studio pieces. Deb has also written books on making and designing bears and other animals. Deb was the main designer for the `Little Gem Teddy Bear Company` and also designed big bears for `Teddy Herman Original in Germany. She enjoys lecturing on her entrepreneurial adventures in her spare time.