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Denise Crettenden grew up in Seguin, graduated from Seguin High School, and then earned bachelor of arts degrees in Communication and English from Trinity University in San Antonio and an M.A. in Film and Television Studies from Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. She and her husband, Leigh, lived in cities around the world before deciding to make a home in Seguin. They have two daughters, Eleanor and Abigail.  They are charter members of Spirit of Joy.  Denise has been a Girl Scout leader for 19 years, is the president of the Weinert and Seguin PTCs, is President of the Seguin High School Drama Mamas and Papas, and coaches two Destination Imagination teams. She enjoys traveling, performing in community theatre with her family, and volunteering with youth, local history, and the arts whenever she can. Denise works as a producer and script supervisor for film, television and social media.

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