Denise grew up on a farm near Beaver, OK and graduated from Beaver High School as Valedictorian. She and her husband Ron live in Turpin, OK. Ron is a school teacher and has taught in Oklahoma and Kansas for years. They have four children Tim, Jason, Doug, and Dede as well as 13 busy grandchildren.
Denise joined Al Shank Insurance in 1990 as a receptionist and became a licensed Oklahoma and Kansas Agent in 1991 working with personal home, auto, life, and health insurance. In 1996 she began working as a commercial lines agent writing business insurance. She currently holds the designations of Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) and Certified Professional Insurance Women (CPIW).
Denise currently serves as President for High Plains Insurance Women. She has always been active in volunteer work in the community and served on several boards. She enjoys photography, crafts, camping, watching her grandkids play sports, and especially time spent with family and friends.