Dennis has more than 25 years of media-related experience in newspapers, politics, public relations and digital media. After stints as a sports and features writer, editor and page designer at the Lansing State Journal and Jackson Citizen Patriot in Michigan, Dennis became a press aide at the Michigan House of Representatives coordinating media and public relations for state lawmakers. He then worked as Communications Director for two statewide organizations in the fields of engineering and agriculture before moving back home to upstate New York to become Special Projects Editor and designer for Northern New York Newspapers. Dennis, a graduate of Michigan State University, has been a Pittsburgh Pirates fans since birth and looks forward to wearing his No. 21 jersey around town.