Denise Riggins

General Manager, Auburn
[email protected]
415.487.3300 x5712


Denise grew up in Philadelphia, where by the time she was 16, she and her family were homeless and had to live in a shelter. Denise says, “I understand how people look at you as if you don’t matter simply because you fell on hard times…it’s as if you are invisible and no longer part of the human race.” In 1998, she moved to California with her family, and started working as a receptionist. She quickly worked her way up to Assistant Project Manager for one of the largest engineering companies in the U.S. She enjoyed the project management side of the work, but something was missing. When she found DISH, Denise jumped at the opportunity to be serve her community and continues to be dedicated to the tenants she serves.