Denise is an educator with the Kamloops Thompson School District and has taught both French Immersion and English classes in various elementary schools in Kamloops and area. Denise has a passion for working with children, especially vulnerable youth, and strives to make a difference for those in her community.
Previously, Denise was the director of the not-for-profit Eureka Science Program for Kids at TRU, which created many programs to engage underserved youth populations. She has also served as sponsorship coordinator for the Cariboo Mainline Regional Science Fair committee. Currently, she is the Vice-President on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops and region. .
Denise has a Bachelor of Science degree from UBC and a Bachelor of Education degree from UBC/UCC. In addition, Denise completed her Masters of Education in Community Leadership and Administration with a focus on at-risk youth through Gonzaga University. Currently, she is working on specializing in Special Education.
She lives in Kamloops with her husband, Steve and their three children. When not shuttling or chasing her kids, Denise enjoys being in the outdoors, hiking, biking, playing tennis, waterskiing and snow skiing.