Dennis Sumrak was born in Fort Worth, TX where he learned to fish, hunt, and play football. Dennis moved to El Paso in 1961 at the age of fourteen and started learning Spanish because "I felt comfortable with Mexicans and their culture". His education comes from UTEP and Ciudad Juarez. Dennis has been a pilot, air traffic controller and a home builder. "I love sailing. I am interested in writing, travel and photography. In the past six months I have had three magazine articles accepted by history publications. I am currently based in the Dallas-Fort Worth during the winters and in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico during the summers."