Featured Compass Members

Compass Fall-Winter 2019 Featured Members


Hi. My name is Debby Shaffer. I have been a member of BOND since 2013. I have always loved photography…ever since I got my first Polaroid camera when I was young.

I majored in Graphic Design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and spent a summer in New York taking a photography course. I had a job in commercial art in Virginia Beach.

When I moved back to Minnesota, I was employed in decorating at Fred G. Anderson. Since then, I have done freelance photography. Entertaining has always been one of my favorite things to do. I think some of my artistic flare comes through my cooking. I will pick up a theme or holiday and decorate the house to match. My guests always tell me that the food is as artistic as it is good to eat.

When David entered my life a few years ago. He became my “right-hand man”. Now we do everything together including my photography, and you will see us often at special BOND events with cameras at the ready!


I am Babe Wartnick, and I am a Vice-President of Membership and a newly appointed chair of hospitality for BOND. My duties suit me perfectly, as I love to meet and greet our members and guests at all of the exciting events that our organization provides.

I was a former teacher who worked in Robbinsdale’s “before and after” school program for twenty years. It was a great outlet for my nurturing and creative personality.

I have been married to my husband, Norman, for fifty-six years and we are blessed with three children and seven grandchildren.

Please stop and chat with me . . . I’d love to get to know you better!