His Life

Dennis's Life Events

Jan 5, 1975: Dennis was born in Alitagtag, Batangas, Philippines, the youngest of 5 boys

1983: Family moved from Philippines to San Jose, CA; Dennis was 8 years old

1993: Graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in San Jose, CA

1998: Graduated from CSU, Sacramento with B.S. in Biological Sciences, minor in Chemistry

Nov 2000: Worked as Lab Analyst for Crystal Cream and Butter Company

July 2001: Started job with San Joaquin County as a Senior Registered Environmental Health Specialist

2004: Dennis joined Natomas Racquet Club to continue his love of playing tennis
Aug 1, 2004: San Francisco Marathon; at 29 years old, Dennis ran his first of nine full marathons (*see below for a list of his marathons)

Dec 2005: Hired with Sacramento County as an Environmental Health Specialist III

2006: Dennis bought his first home in Natomas (Sacramento) & gave River (his yellow lab) his forever home

June 2008: First date with Shelley (set up by a mutual friend) at Starbucks in Natomas (Sacramento)

Feb 2009: Dennis asked Shelley Dunn to marry him in front of several of his best friends from high school at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA

Nov 14, 2009: Wedding ceremony at Trinity Cathedral in midtown Sacramento, CA with reception held at Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

May 2010: Dennis and Shelley purchased their first home together in Sacramento, CA

July 2011: Dennis’s father passed away

Dec 10, 2012: First daughter Caitlyn Hope was born premature and with medical issues related to pprom

March 4, 2013: Caitlyn Hope passed away at UCSF Intensive Care Nursery in San Francisco, CA

Jan 19, 2015: Lauryn Grace was born 

Aug 2019: Dennis’s yellow lab River passed away

Nov 2019: Lucy (Doberman mix puppy) joined our family

Feb 2020: Dennis’s mother passed away

Full Marathons (26.2 miles) ran by Dennis 
(His true "love" was running the SF Marathon)

8/1/04 (29 yo)
San Francisco Marathon

7/31/05 (30 yo)
San Francisco Marathon

7/30/06 (31 yo) 
San Francisco Marathon

7/29/07 (32 yo)
San Francisco Marathon

8/3/08 (33 yo)
San Francisco Marathon

7/26/09 (34 yo) 
San Francisco Marathon

7/25/10 (35 yo)
San Francisco Marathon

12/4/11 (36 yo)
California International Marathon

12/8/13 (38 yo)
California International Marathon
3:53:38 (PR)