Date of REM Award: June 2021
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About Denise: I am still in Toledo with my husband and 16-year-old son. We also have a 23-year-old daughter. I have 16 siblings including a twin sister.
One of Denise's Passions Outside of Work: During the warm months, I like to work in the garden with my husband. Whenever time permits, I also enjoy reading and painting, but most of all I enjoy spending time with my family.
One of Denise's Favorite Quotes/Books/Poems/Movies/Songs: Truthfully, my favorite of anything depends on my mood, who I am with, and life events at a that time. But one quote that has recently spoke to me was from an unknown source. It is a person being asked "What is your favorite place?" To which they respond "I don't have a favorite place. I have favorite people. And whenever, I am with my favorite people, it becomes my favorite place."
One of Denise's Favorite Places in Michigan: Since I live in Toledo and have been helping to care for my father the last few, I have not had the opportunity to visit many places in Michigan. I am hoping to change that starting this summer. My family and I have been to the stadium a couple of times which was very amazing to visit. As I child, my family would always plan a beach day for the Irish Hills area. That was always a wonderful experience.