School Of Success Team

Meet our team, made up of a dynamic individuals, who have come together to help Americans continue their education.


CEO/Executive Director

In 2012, and after several months of due diligence and discovery, Dennis launched School of Success. School of Success was developed and formed as a powerful tool and service to assist adults in obtaining their High School Diploma.

Dennis and his team are bringing together a wealth of talented tutors and educators who share the desire of reaching out and changing the lives of others. We want to erasing the barriers and fears of those who felt there was no hope. With a selected group of individuals who share the heart of seeing people succeed, this process is a highly effective program that is truly a relational process, not transactional.

Our hope and desire is to assist those who want to move on in a trade or education field that will ultimately need this vital tool to get back on track. School of Success is committed to reshaping these opportunities for those to move quickly into the next phase of their life.

Dennis also serves as the Director of Operations to Kingdompoint International, a non-profit company that works and identifies those businesses that have a heart for ministries. We teach how to use those economic engines can support those mission based movements. Dennis brings to this executive team over 33 years of leadership, operational and administrative experience with a strong connection to community. Prior to joining the KPI team, Dennis spent the past 20years with Costco Wholesale as the Assistant General Manager in 4 Oregon locations. Dennis was integrated into multiple layers of service standards, state and federal requirements and other training that enhanced his skills and ability to operate efficiently and effectively in all areas of management and administration.

Dennis also, served as Vice Chair for United Way Columbia-Willamette for 4 years, here in Portland, Oregon. Dennis has been involved in outreach ministry and community based non-profit organizations for the past 14 years. He has serves in various capacities from President to volunteer roles, with City Team Ministries, My Father’s House, Eastside Foursquare, Living Hope Community Church, and M25 Ventures. Dennis is currently serving on the boards of the following non profits: ACTS “Growing Kid’s to Greatness” , Acclaiming Christ Through Sports . Return Ministries, “providing counseling/mediation and training to families:” and also the co-founder of The Walworth Music Foundation, established in 2003, which is providing financial scholarships to children K-12 for private music lessons in my home town.

Certified Tutor

  • International teacher, trainer, and conference speaker
  • Multiple college and graduate degrees, including a two Masters and a Doctorate
  • Adjunct faculty member at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon
  • Published author
  • Active ordained pastor for over 35 years in a major denomination
  • Host and director of the radio show, “Second Half Now

Certified Turor

Mark Duhrkoop has over twenty years of experience working with families in crisis, utilizing mediation, counseling and training to help individuals and families overcome the challenges they face.With both undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and counseling, his experience has allowed him to teach internationally as well as work cross-culturally and generationally here in the states.His experience has led him to leadership roles with local non-profits dealing with challenging communities and addiction.Mr. Duhrkoop has helped families, and even whole communities, move beyond conflict and realize peace in their daily lives.An understanding of family systems and the destructive nature and process of conflict contribute to his approach in helping families create peace.

Marketing and Advertising

Rebekah Burge is the Senior Marketing executive at School Of Success. Her responsibilities are associated with the day-to-day operations of the company marketing, both digital and tradition, along with the development and oversite of the website.

Rebekah joined the Education Industry in the late 90’s at Plattform Advertising, now Thruline Marketing, in in Kansas City. Her expertise include both digital and traditional marketing, branding and brand development, public relations, social media presence, graphic design, creative and video production, along with website design and development.


Rebekah and her family moved to the Pacific Northwest in the early 2000’s. Her and her husband launched their own advertising agency, Lead Dog Advertising, Inc, working with educational institutions and products across the country. Rebekah is the backbone of the operation making sure all systems are in place to deliver exceptional service to their clients.

Her wide range of versatility is an asset to School of Success and is interracial in the development stage. She is a system specialist and has the unique ability to see the end result while the process is still in its infancy.

Rebekah lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons. She enjoys being a mom and is a thrill-seeker at heart, she is always looking for the next adventure. She loves to travel, hike, kayak and, of course, a good day at the spa with the girls.