Denver, Colorado
(303) 475-0121
dean@thruhiseyes.net

 

Dean Garbenis

Dean was raised in West Chester, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. Capturing images with a camera has been in Dean's blood and imagination since sixth grade.

Lakota High School was Dean's first professional training as he took "Photography Basics", was the Assistant Class Photographer in his Junior year and the Class Photographer his Senior year. He was published in both the 1974 & 1975 Lakota Thunderbird Class Yearbooks and in several local community newspapers while graduating in the top 1% of his class.

After attending the U.C. for two years toward a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and he felt lead to change career fields. Dean graduated Valedictorian from the Middletown Police Academy and his photography skills were further honed as one of the Crime Scene Investigators as a Ranger Sergeant for the Hamilton County Park District Rangers in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended over 80 hours of state-level education in photography and related photographic fields.

An injury to Dean ended his career from the field of law enforcement. He then served 10 years with a non-profit organization, Citizens for Community Values (CCV), as Vice President of Operations and Director of Research & Training. He was their photographer for special events and for CCV's "Citizen's Courier" - an eight page, quarterly newsletter that was viewed by residents throughout the 17 County, Greater Cincinnati Area.

A love of the great outdoors brought him to one of the dream paradises of his life - Bozeman, Montana. This area of Montana specializes in world-class fishing, hunting and skiing as well as breath-taking scenery. His photographic skills continue to be used additionally for two local, non-profit organizations as the event and special project photographer for Love In the Name of Christ of Gallatin County and Alive Again Life Recovery Mission.