Denise Ortuno is a native of Southern California and resides in La Quinta. Her writing has been featured in many desert publications, reviewing restaurants/bars, concerts, and interviewing well-known artists and people about town who call the desert area home.
As well as writing, Neil is also the former producer/host of her local cable show, Coachella Valley This Week and previously to that, the Totally Single television show. Neil also has embarked on producing special events, most recently producing the First Annual, Get Up and Stand Up! Amateur Comic Contest in 2011 and Saturday Night Laughs which both benefited the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.
In her desire to promote knowledge and the rich history of the desert area, Denise volunteers as a docent for the Palm Springs Historical Society.
With Denise's new venture, ThePalmSpringslocal.com, she will continue to write and inform the public about the spectacular Coachella Valley which she loves.