Denise is from western Massachusetts and you can catch her east coast accent from time-to-time. She went to college at the University of Tulsa and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  She moved to Denver to start her nursing career and we later met at Wynkoop Brewery.  She now works at an outpatient orthopedic surgery center. She’s an avid runner and reached her pinnacle goal of qualifying and running in the 2012 Boston Marathon. She also participated in the terrifying 2013 Boston Marathon and finished six minutes ahead of the first bomb explosion. It was a very frightening experience as she was only a few blocks from the blast.  She continually sets new running goals and participates in marathons across the country.


Maddie’s passion is swimming specializing in long distance events. She broke a 35-year old Ankeny High School record in the 500-freestyle at the 2019 High School State Swim Meet.  She now swims for division 1 University of Northern Iowa after earning an athletic and academic scholarship.


Marching Band

Spencer is involved in a lot of activities including marching band, choir, show choir, and golf. He has a laid back personality and always wants to be a part of the group that’s having fun.  He is quick with a smile and has a contagious laugh.


Our goldendoodle was a wonderful addition to our family. Denise worked hard with obedience training and was able to get her to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program. Kona loves her ball and greets me at the door with it ready to play. She loves being a part of our family activities.