Born and raised on a Guest Ranch in Central Montana. Grew up with a hard work ethic and rural roots. Graduated from Hobson High School, went on to Montana State University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. When the family ranch sold, Dennis and his wife Karen moved to the Flathead and Mission Valley to get started on a new life. Was hired by a privately held timber company to manage the ranching operations and determine properties that were better suited for home sites rather than cattle grazing. After getting his real estate license and successfully marketing and selling building sites throughout the Mission Valley he moved his family to Sandpoint Idaho to help manage the real estate holdings of Pack River Management Company and Schweitzer Ski Area. In 1997, he moved his family back to Polson, Montana where he purchased and developed the property currently known as Mission Bay and Mission Bay Preserve. As the development started to take off, he and his partner Tim Hinderman, started the Mission Bay Real Estate company. For the past 20 years Mission Bay and Mission Bay Preserve have grown to include over 100 homes and nearly 300 building lots. Mission Bay Real Estate continues to list and sell homes and home sites in the community, but also lists and sells commercial properties, homes and home sites, and farm and ranch lands primarily in Lake County.
Dennis and Karen have 3 adult daughters and 7 grandchildren.