Debra Wittrup

Debra Wittrup is a home contributor at BHG and co-founder of Caruth Studios, a collaborative site that focuses on DIY projects, home, and garden. She's written, edited, and produced content as a freelancer for 15 years, covering stories on design, parenting, and more.

Debra began her career as an art museum director before transitioning into the magazine industry. She worked as an editorial manager at Better Homes & Gardens from 2003-2008, designing and executing stories and overseeing editorial staff. She then started freelancing, including editing, writing, and producing magazine stories and books. In 2010, Debra co-founded Caruth Studio, a collaborative blog made up of professionals with backgrounds in gardening, travel, interior design, and more. She focuses on writing DIY and home content. Debra received a B.A. in art history from Grinnell College.

About Better Homes & Gardens

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