“Anyone that knows me knows that I like a good challenge,” she said. “And that’s what this was for me, a challenge. I had a goal – I was going to walk down the aisle and marry Jim.”
Dena Peckham has always proven successful when thrown a challenge — from becoming a nationally known artist, to walking down the aisle a year after amputation, she has never let a bump in the road defeat her.
Dena grew up with two passions: automobiles and art. Dena broke the mold with her career as a sculptor. She skipped the “starving artist” phase and immediately began her successful career with the U.S. military after graduating with a fine arts degree from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas.