Denise studied Laboratory Technology at Barry University & Biscayne Paramedical Institute in Miami, Florida followed by nursing school in San Diego, CA. Her career in the healthcare field began as a nurse in crisis center’s for chronically mentally ill adults.
Over the next ten years, Denise worked in psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment facilities with children and adolescents. She then transitioned into Business Development and began a new career path with Marketing. Denise oversaw regional marketing efforts within a public sectors and then launched into national marketing for psychiatric treatment facilities. She was recruited to Utah as a Regional Marketing Director, for one of the largest residential treatment centers, where she worked closely with a wide variety of referral sources in both the public and private setting.
Prior to joining Pacific Quest, Denise was one of the co-founders of a therapeutic boarding school in southern Utah. With her extensive background in marketing, admissions, and program development, Denise excels in her role as Director of Outreach. She brings an unmatched breadth of knowledge, experience, and compassion to Pacific Quest with a personal appreciation for the needs of families in crisis.
Denise enjoys traveling, skiing, meditation, and sunny days by the pool with her husband, Jamie and chocolate lab, Roxy. Denise remains an active advocate for the Mitochondrial & Metabolic Center (MMDC) at UCSD following the loss of her two sons.