Denise lives at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. She has a master degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Phoenix: earned while working full-time and raising a family. She has over 20 years in human resources and benefits administration. During that time, she became proficient with Human Resources Information Systems. Additionally, Denise is very active in dog rescue, holding current or past offices with the Nelson County SPCA, Southeast German Shepherd Rescue, and New Rattitude Rat Terrier Rescue.