Dennis Behling

Dennis Behling brings his caring values and vast knowledge of photography & design to CBA.  Born in Vesper Wisconsin, he developed a good sense of community and the importance of service to community.  He is sustained by this principle to this day.

Dennis developed his expertise in photography by attending Ray Vogue School of Photography in Chicago and was a US naval photographer during the Vietnam Era.

Following his Naval duty, Dennis moved to Minneapolis to begin his civilian career as a photographer & printer at The Photo Lab. In 1984, he joined 3M company and worked in the Audio Visual Department. Dennis printed, managed the Photographic Lab and coordinated the outsourcing of all vendors for the department. In 1997 he transferred to the Software, Electronics & Imaging Systems Department as a Design Verification Engineer where he is currently employed.

Dedicated to making our community a better place, Dennis enjoys volunteering in many different ways. In 2001, he was awarded the 3M "Community Volunteer Award" as well as the WCCO TV "Good Neighbor Award". He was chosen for these awards based on his volunteering at the Family Shelter in Maplewood and for leading Mission trips to Guatemala through his church. He was given recognition for his photographic exhibit entitled the “Lost Pages of History”, based on African American heritage and designed for students. To create the exhibit, Dennis traveled to numerous historical sites representing events and persons that include the Civil Rights Movement, Dr King, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Buffalo Soldiers, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, and many others.  These images are in a form that can be used by teachers to educate and generate communication with their students, and created with the hope that our youth will embrace diversity and learn from it to become better citizens.

Dennis' most recently published photo is of the Buffalo Soldier Monument (sculpted by Eddie Dixon) located in Fort Leavenworth Kansas.  It is in Dr. William H. Leckie’s newest book entitled The Buffalo Soldier (A narrative of the Black Calvary in the West, revised edition (page 290).

Dennis and his wife, Toni reside in Oakdale, MN with their two children, Beth and Jacob.