Dennis A. Wilson Jr. is a teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools, owner of King of Spades Graphics, and co-owner of The Oakk Room Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Dennis graduated from Hamlin Park P.S. #74. After spending three years at Turner Carroll High School, Mr. Wilson transferred to Riverside High School where he graduated at the top of his class. After High School Dennis attended Canisius College and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Education.
Growing up in the inner city of Buffalo Dennis’s passion early on was basketball. As a member of the Masten Boys & Girls Club, he was able to compete against and develop
relationships with the City’s best players. During his basketball career that included playing Division I Basketball at Canisius College, Dennis played under the leadership of Fajri Ansari (Buffalo State College), John Beilein (Michigan
University), Mike MacDonald (Daemen College), Fred Bachelor (University of Maryland-Eastern Shore), and Bill Russell (Riverside H.S.).
After basketball Dennis shifted his focus to becoming an
Entrepreneur and School Teacher. In 2001 King of Spades Graphics was officially established. King of Spades Graphics is one of the top urban design companies in Western New York. From its little office in Dennis’s home, KSG has completed projects from clients throughout North America, as well as in Europe and Africa.
Dennis began working for the Board of Education in April of 1999 as a substitute teacher. In 2004, Mr. Wilson officially became a Social Studies Teacher. After teaching for four years, Dennis became a Technology Integration Specialist and Instructional Technology Coach. Currently, Mr. Wilson is a High School Graphic Design & Print Teacher. Dennis also has coached High School Basketball for several years. An Assistant Coach at E.C.C. Middle College High School, In 2010 Middle College won the New York State Class C
Basketball Championship and in 2012 Middle College was the NYS Class C Basketball Runner-up.
Using all his resources Dennis started a promotions company/website called in 2007. With the establishment of the website Dennis quickly became one of the most popular and respected event promoters in Buffalo, NY. Whether it was promoting travel trips or his signature
upscale events, Mr. Wilson established a large following. That following along with several partnerships eventually help lead to the creation of The Oakk Room Restaurant in 2011.