Dennis graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Law, Science, and Justice. While at the University of Washington, he played football under renowned coach Don James.
Dennis has been Program Manager for Homeless Veterans at Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs for over 20 years. He has executive management and organizational development experience building his department from 1 to 19 people at the VA facility in Bremerton, Washington. He has experience with strategic planning, budget planning and budget administration. He also has considerable experience addressing health issues troubling many of those experiencing homelessness, including treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction, mental and physical illness.
Dennis serves on other not-for-profit boards including North Ridge, which specializes in building tiny homes for those experiencing homelessness.