Denise was born and raised in Chicago and has lived in Portland for over 16 years. She is married to an amazing artist and has two young boys ages 9 and 6. She loves exploring new parks with her kids and playing in the sand on the coast. Denise is a designer and marketing project manager at an environmental non-profit. She has been perfecting her paleo baking and enjoys riding her bike and doing a bootcamp-style fitness.