Dennis grew up in Idaho fishing, hunting, and learning to love everything the outdoors has to offer. This passion became his career. Dennis has a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and an M.S. in Biology, both from Boise State University. He spent six years working for Idaho Fish and Game as a Fisheries Technician working on a variety of research projects throughout the state of Idaho. He was the Fisheries Biologist for the Shoshone Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley for three years before transitioning to a job with National Marine Fisheries Service writing biological opinions as a contract employee. In April of 2021, Dennis started as the Fish and Wildlife Program Director for the Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation. Dennis lives in Meridian with his wife and two sons.