Dustin and Mekenzie Denning
Dustin and Mekenzie Denning are the Family Teachers of the Mountain Birch home.
Dustin comes from a construction background. He started his own contracting business when he was 25 years old and worked hard to get his General Contractors License and is fluid in Spanish. He also loves to provide service to others and enjoys helping his community as much as he can. When Dustin decided he wanted to do something different than construction, his heart led him to Alpine Academy where he could work with his wife in a position that changes lives.
Mekenzie (Kenz) studied Marriage, Family, and Human Development and is continuing her education in Child Psychology. She spent much of her formative years as a professional performer. She taught theatre classes for 10 years and came to love the process of working with youth. She decided to pursue her love of teaching youth in a little bit different direction – as a Family Teacher along with her husband. Together they are able to provide service and change the lives of Alpine students.
Both Dustin and Kenz are passionate about learning new ways to positively influence and teach the students in their home. Kenz enjoys everything that has anything to do with music, art, and literature. She enjoys camping and catching a catnap whenever possible. Dustin enjoys anything sports-related. He referees high school football when he can and enjoys playing softball and golf. Dustin and Kenz have three children and they love spending time with them and making great memories together. The entire family loves escaping reality together on occasion and watching movies as a family.