Greetings! I'm Dennis, a driven entrepreneur and visual artist passionate about creative problem-solving, intellectual exploration, and transformation. With a business, non-profit, adult education and visual arts background, I thrive on finding innovative solutions to challenges and pushing the boundaries of creativity.
I thrive on tackling challenges and embarking on ventures that push boundaries. Balancing various roles and responsibilities, I navigate a dynamic landscape of creative opportunities. Grounded by my INTP personality, I am naturally curious to dissect complex systems, unlock their secrets, and leverage newfound insights to cultivate innovative solutions.
I believe in taking a dynamic perspective-shifting approach to creativity, valuing open-mindedness, flexibility, tolerance, and intellectual humility. I apply this approach in my academic work, which includes a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Art & Art Education, College Teaching of Art from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York (2010), an MA in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (2006), and a BFA in Studio Art from Clemson University, Clemson, SC (1999). Before my entrepreneurial and creative pursuits, I served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1988- 1992, honorably discharged as a Gunner's Mate Second Class (E-5). And I was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

​​​​​​​My Southern upbringing inspires me and has provided a strong foundation rooted in rich traditions and values. However, my journey through life has also exposed me to a diverse range of beliefs and lived experiences, expanding my perspective on the human experience. This amalgamation of influences has shaped and broadened my worldview, allowing me to appreciate the beauty and complexity of different cultures, ideas, and perspectives. From this fusion of my Southern roots and diverse encounters, I draw inspiration, embracing the richness and diversity of the human tapestry as a constant source of growth and personal transformation.
At the heart of my creative endeavors lies a deep commitment to my own innate versatility and personal growth. I believe in embracing a broad range of interests and acquiring knowledge from various domains.  I approach new challenges with unwavering courage, employing intuition, creativity, and ingenuity as valuable tools. Through my steadfast resolve, I continuously push the boundaries of achievable goals, forging uncharted paths that inspire myself and others to embark on a transformative journey of discovery, self-expression, and authenticity.
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