Deborah Browder is originally from Kinston, NC and moved to Greenville to attend East Carolina University in 1989. After graduating from ECU with a degree in Business Administration, she worked for several years in credit and collections and at a small hometown bank in the Greenville area.
Early in her marriage, although considering working full time after having kids, she realized being a stay-at-home mom would become her calling. The original plan of staying home with her first born continued with the addition two more children. 19 years as a stay a home mom flew by.
With her children almost grown, Deborah was involved in volunteer opportunities but the yearning to work more and especially own a small business was getting stronger. In 2014, while stopping into Pirate’s Popcorn to purchase a bag of her husband’s favorite popcorn for Valentine’s Day, she noticed a sign on the door that the business was for sale. With much excitement, she immediately texted her husband to let him know, and before too long, they began the process of purchasing Pirate’s Popcorn.
Owning Pirate’s Popcorn has been a dream come true for Deborah. As the owner, she has a business that she truly loves, where she gets to make people happy by providing them with their favorite popcorn snack, candy or gift for someone special. Deborah feels truly blessed to have been married to her husband Todd for 27 years and be the mother of three wonderful children and a son-in-law who joined their family in 2016.