DENny Awards Recap

Filed Under (DEN Events) by Jeannine on 22-05-2014

Let’s have a round of applause for all the Winners that were announced on May 22nd! Thankfully the fun was captured in an archive. It is available here.  If you missed the live extravaganza or just wish to relive the magic, check out the video archive.

Now for this year’s recipient’s of the DENny Awards!

Most Creative DEN Event –

Mark Case – DENGeocaching Day Mark Case,
Melissa Robinson – Meet, Eat, Tweet, and Converse with the DEN at METC
Judy Urig – DENaissance Faire,
Ana Hale -Dining with the STARS (Belk Challenge)
Tim Childers – DEN Gone Country,
Cathy Mulligan – Kansas City Music Experience
Brandon Wislocki – CAppy Hour

PL-DEN Category-

Cate Beck –
Martha Howell –
Andrea Keller – TechFormers Unite
Dean Mantz –
Lisa Parisi – #DENchat
Kristy Vincent – Helping to spread the DEN love
Zulma Whiteford – DENvice


RJ Stangherlin Award – Best Individual DEN Blogger –

Rafranz Davis –
Barb DeSantis –
Erin Gannon –
Melissa Spriggs – Mrs. Spriggs Kindergarten Pond

Rising Star Category –

Michelle Joyce, FL
Chris Layton, TN
Jessie Beth Miller, TN
Beth Mossholder, CO
Tiffany Mumm, FL
Marianna O’Brien, CA
Peter Panico, NC
Bill Steinbach, IL
Stacy Vinson, TX


DENthusiasm Category –

Susan Bowdoin, NM
Jessica Donaldson, SC
Edie Erickson, MI
Terra-Lee Gratton, AB (Alberta)
Renee Henderson, MD
Pam Inabinett ,SC
Krystal Irby, NM
Cheryl Lykowski, MI
Alison Schleede, NC
Neene Shields, NY <—- Thank you, thank you! That is me.
Kat Staton, VA
Robyn Thiessen, BC
Karen Zilhaven, FL

Edit: My apologies to the DEN Ambassador Pilot Leads – not sure how I missed a whole category. Thanks for posting the Official Award winners Princess Porter. You can find her blog post here:


“DEN Ambassador Pilot Leads:

  • Terri Gaussoin (NM)
  • Krystal Irby (NM)
  • Tiffany Goldscmidt (AL)
  • Amy Hance (FL)
  • Delsia Easely (AL)
  • Karen Green (CA)
  • Cate Beck (CO)
  • Neva Moga (WI)
  • Alison Schleede (NC)
  • Loraine Morazzano (TX)
  • Melissa Lander (FL)
  • Laura Love (NV)
  • Leslie Sellinger (NV)
  • Robyn Thiessen (BC)
  • Marita Diffenbaugh (ID)”

And the coveted Community Choice awards go to:

Best Balloon Arch –

Pre-service Seed Planter –
Shelby Bailey, MO

Dynamic Duo Award –
Sandy MacDougall and Mario Eleftheros, NS

Guide on the Side –
Jan Abernethy, PA

Creativity Champion –
Tracy Carpenter, MD

Pushing Buttons Award –
Brandon Wislocki, CA,


Spirit of the DEN
Sheila Fredericks, PA,

DEN Legend
Carmella Doty (MD)
Mark Perlman (PA)
Mary Carole Strother (TX)

Class of DEN 2014 Gurus Annoucement:
Sandi Dennis (GA)
Dennis Grice (CA)
Dacia Jones (NC)
Sandy MacDougall (NS)
Dave Tchozewski (MI)

Promise to update with links later but it’s time for #DENchat. Come join us Thursdays at 8:00pm EST.  Follow the Twitter hashtag #DENchat. You’ll be glad that you did.