Director of Feature Sales
If Here Comes The Guide ran the “Ultimate BFF” pageant, Denise would come out on top—complete with sparkling tiara. She’s the epitome of a fantastic friend: super fun, easy to talk to, and the first to pop the cork on a bottle of champagne to celebrate your wins. Speaking of celebrations, Denise spent several years coordinating weddings and events for popular venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s got her finger on the pulse of the industry and is always game for a creative brainstorming sesh. While she efficiently handles the thousands of feature placements across our website, she still manages to keep up with the latest episodes of Real Housewives. Tiaras, champs, and Bravo? We told you she was the ultimate bestie.
Pronouns: she / her / hers
Domestic status: Wife to an incredibly talented artist and Mom to two adorable, energetic boys.
Favorite wedding-related movie: Philadelphia Story. Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn…what more could you want?
Extracurricular activities: Taking my boys to the playground, running on the beach, event planning, discovering new restaurants and bars, traveling, spending time with family and friends.
Source of inspiration: My Mom. She worked full time and raised three crazy kids. She is proof that you can have as close to “it all” as possible. She also sees the good in every person — it’s an amazing trait to have.
Most unrealistic life goal: To be an Independently Wealthy Goddess globetrotting around the world.
Guilty pleasure: Reality TV. I have an unhealthy relationship with BRAVO TV and Andy Cohen.
Childhood career choice: Astronaut. How did that work out? Well, I made it to space camp in 5th grade — then I discovered boys and sports and lost all interest in science.
Celebrity I would most like to have a one-on-one date with: Dwayne Douglas Johnson, aka The Rock. (Have you seen Ballers? He is HOT!)
Favorite way to wind down after a hard day: A long workout at the gym, dinner with my boys, and an episode of Real Housewives.
What pushes my panic button: When I’m not able to get everything done on my daily to-do list.
New Year's resolution: I hate New Year’s resolutions. If there’s something I need to change about myself, I just do it. Why wait for January 1st?
Dream vacation spot: Fiji. I’ve always wanted to stay in a hut over the water.
Work space décor: Cute office supplies, a jade plant and family photos.
Favorite culinary aphrodisiac: Sushi. It’s usually what my husband and I go out for on date night.
Theme song: “This Girl Is On Fire” by Alicia Keys.
What I like most about my job: I love helping my clients boost their business and I feel so lucky to be able to work with an amazing group of talented, smart, funny and authentic women. They’re not just my co-workers, we’re a sisterhood!