Every week I look to feature and interview a young mover and shaker who embodies the “Go Getta Spirit” and is doing great things for the people and themselves in the Western New York and Southern Ontario community.

Having the the blessed opportunity of having my show “The Go Getta Mix” I look to use my platform to acknowledge those people nominated as “The Go Getta of The Week”.

Meet The Go Getta Dennis A. Wilson Educator, Entrepreneur and Coach.

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Dennis A. Wilson Jr. (born November 2, 1976) 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 his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and his 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.   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.

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Dennis began working for the Buffalo Board of Education in April of 1999 as a substitute teacher.   In 2004, Mr. Wilson officially became a Social Studies Teacher at Grabiarz School of Excellence, P.S. #79. After teaching for four years, Dennis became a Technology Integration Specialist and Instructional Technology Coach. Currently, Mr. Wilson is a High School History 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 www.mrdwilson.com in 2007. With the establishment of the website Dennis quickly became one of the most popular and respected event promoters in the inner city. Whether it was promoting Bus trips or his signature Upscale Affair 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.

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Do You Want to Be The Go Getta Of The Week?

Are you a Go Getta or know a Go Getta? One who gives back to their community,  a catalyst of change?  Consistently seeking to better themselves and those around them? Is this person determined to go after their dreams to achieve them and motivates others to do the same? If You know someone with the “Go Getta” Spirit or mentality I want to hear about them!

Each week I will pick a Go Getta of the Week from the submissions. The Go Getta chosen will be recognized on The Go Getta Mix, WBLK website and announced via social media.  If you are a Go Getta and or know a Go Getta Nominate them to today!!!

Send a email about the Go Getta you are nominating including their photo, social media handles, and why they should be the “Go Getta Of The Week” to adriv@wblk.com


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