Dennis was born, April 3, 1962.
A child prodigy, he began playing the drums when he was two; and
became a professional musician at the age of ten when he
performed in the Anchorage Community Theater's production of "A
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum".
Developing his craft in various playing situations, Dennis received numerous awards such as "Who's Who in Music", 1979; National Endowment for the Arts grant for composition in 1983; and in 1992; "Outstanding Alumni" from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.