Denise was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 1982 and is a 1987 graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Teacher’s College in Administrative Office Management.
Denise married Ross Scholz of Omaha in 1996 and they have three beautiful girls – Ginger (deceased), Charlotte and Lindsey. They make their home in Omaha, Nebraska.
Service to others is a motivating force in her life. "It’s a blessing and a privilege to responsibly share what Mrs. Abbott built by helping worthy organizations make an impact in their respective areas."