Born in Fairbury, Nebraska in 1943. Active duty for twenty years, US Army, including service in Vietnam. Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Retired in 1985. Resident of Goodyear, Arizona. Since 2005 he has served as Vice President and Director, Lecture Program for Life Long Learning at PebbleCreek Community of 8000 residents. Since 2006 he has served as a Board Member, fundraiser, and advocate for the Child Protection Project which fights child abuse in polygamous communities. Dennis conducted two community-wide fundraisers which raised over $16,000 and $2,500, respectively, for this cause. Since 2009 he has sponsored and provided financial assistance to two girls in Cambodia. As Scholarship Fundraising Chair, Luke Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, he helped raise over $20,000 to provide scholarships to twelve graduating high school seniors.