FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIRECTOR
Raised in South Dakota, Denise began working in her grandfather’s restaurants when she was only 13 years old. She moved to Oklahoma to accept a position at Hillcrest Country Club in Bartlesville, but she has been serving customers in the Grand Lake area since 1994. Denise is one of the few Shangri-La staff members who worked at the original Shangri-La Resort. She has a broad range of experience in food and beverage at popular area facilities including Downstream Casino. She returned to
the Shangri-La operations in 2011, coordinating all food and beverage operations.
Denise and her husband Robert have four grown children and five grandchildren. They live in Fairland, Oklahoma.