Dennis Puchinelli has been a valued volunteer with the Douglas County Backpack Buddies Program for over 5 years. He and a couple of his buddies are responsible for picking up our weekly food order from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada in Carson City. Dennis was born and raised in Reno, graduated Reno High and attended Truckee Meadows and the University of Nevada Reno. He sold wholesale grocery products for 17 years, real estate for 7 years before starting his career with NV Energy. He retired in 2010 from NV Energy after working 25 years.
Dennis has worked in Douglas County since 2005 and currently lives in Minden. He has two sons Jason and Justin.
Dennis enjoys fishing, golfing and traveling but always makes the time to help the Backpack Buddies Program. He is full of stories and brings humor and laughter to our program.