Denise grew up in Southern California, where she met and married her husband Greg. She earned her B.S. in Communication from Cal Poly Pomona, and did free-lance work for The Dairyman Magazine before she and her husband started a business for which she still does the bookkeeping. She has two sons, both in their twenties, who keep her laughing on the daily.
For most of her adult life she has been involved in women’s ministry and volunteering at her kids’ schools. With some friends, she has partnered with Flood, a local homeless ministry, to provide furniture and décor to some of the people they serve, who were transferring out of homelessness - still one of her favorite projects. Some of the people they did apartments for were either formerly in foster care, or had children who were currently in foster care, and she saw the need for support for both the children - especially those aging out of care - and their families.
Now she’s looking forward to a whole new adventure with this amazing group of difference-makers, wrapping love and support around the kids and families experiencing foster care here in Kern County.