Denise is a Florida native born in central Florida. She began her career in veterinary medicine in 1987 as a kennel manager for her first two years. She continued moving through the ranks of veterinary medicine for the next 17 years before taking a break to work at a Christian Youth conference camp for ten years. After moving to this area, she joined the Countryside team in 2015. She has two kitty boys - "Mr. Man" and "Bogart" - and a Tennessee Walking Horse/Spotted Saddle cross mare named "CoCo" (or sometimes "CoCo-NUT").