Denis originated from Victor Harbor in South Australia and commenced in a Stock and Station Agency in late 1967. The early years embraced all facets of the business prior to commencing as a livestock salesman. He had livestock postings at Yankalilla, Maitland, Quorn, Port Augusta, Mount Gambier, Crystal Brook and Wirrabara in times when transfers were frequent. While stationed in Mount Gambier he obtained a Real Estate Sales licence in 1975 and an Agents licence in 1976. In 1979 he was transferred to Naracoorte as a Rural Real Estate Salesman. Over the years he has been involved in countless sales in all real estate categories.
Denis has been associated with SAL since 1992, and in later years taking full employment with the Company. After a period of years as Real Estate Manager and Director he relinquished those duties in June 2017 and elected to continue on as a Rural Salesman in the Upper South East and Residential and Commercial Sales in Naracoorte. He thoroughly enjoys the involvement with no plans to retire. After purchasing a small cattle property Denis, together with wife Rosemary, and of course Molly the family moodle are committed to their property in whatever spare time is available.