Meet Dennis

Name: Dennis Patrick Riddell

Address: 6343 Beale Rd. Snow Camp, NC  27349    336.222.1303

Born: October 21, 1956
Married: Polly Jo Hankins (40 years)
Children: Kelsie (36), Lindsay (34), Dustin (deceased 2005), Allie (29), Adam (28), Nathan (26), Brandon (23), Reagan (19)
Church: Pleasant Hill Christian Church 

Work History: Engineering Officer in the US Merchant Marine (1978-2013) Owner of FreedomIR Thermal Imaging (2008-present), Owner of Heritage Stables Equestrian Facility (2004-Present), High School Social Studies Teacher  (1985-1992; 2009,2012)

Education: BS Marine Engineering (1978) California Maritime Academy, Masters in Education Teaching History (1983) Bob Jones University, Certified Level II Thermographer (2008) Infraspection Institute

Military Service: Commissioned as Ensign in the US Naval Reserve (1978), Honorable Discharge  as Lt. (1988)

Political Experience: 9 years as NC Representative District 64 (2012 to present), Five years as Chairman of the Alamance County Republican Party,  Founder and past Chairman of the Alamance County Young Republicans

Community Service: Board Member Piedmont Rescue Mission, Former Teaching Elder and past Church Treasurer, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher; Youth Volleyball Coach; 4H Sponsor/Volunteer (Southern Alamance Horse Club & Summer Fun Program); Guilford Greys; Victory League (Sponsor/Ass’t Coach) 

Organizations: NRA, North Carolina Right to Life, Marine Engineer’s Beneficial Association (MEBA)

Hobbies: Woodworking/Woodcarving, Fly Fishing, Guitar/Dulcimer (Bluegrass), Civil War Reenacting (NC 27th & US 14th), Reading (US History)