Dennis Riddell

Dennis Riddell

DISTRICT
64
Alamance

Biography

Born: October 21, 1956
Married: Polly Jo Hankins (35 years)
Children: Kelsie (30), Lindsay (28), Dustin (deceased 2005), Allie (23), Adam (22), Nathan (20), Brandon (17), Reagan (14)
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: Five years as Chairman of the Alamance County Republican Party, Founder and past Chairman of the Alamance County Young Republicans
Community Service: Current 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, NC Rifle and Pistol Association, North Carolina Right to Life, Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce, Marine Engineer’s Beneficial Association (MEBA), Association of Maintenance Professionals (AMP)
Hobbies: Woodworking/Woodcarving, Fly Fishing, Guitar/Dulcimer (Bluegrass), Civil War Reenacting (NC 27th & US 14th), Reading (US History)