Chamber Board Spotlight
Name Dennis M. Twigg
Company Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP
1.) What does your organization do?
Founded in 1936, Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP serves the legal needs of the community.
2.) What was your first job?
I worked as a cook at Long John Silver’s in Westminster.
3.) How did you choose the field you are in?
I clerked in the field after law school and stuck with Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Elder Law.
4.) What career highlight or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I was made a partner after five years as an associate. During that time I have worked to keep the firm up to date on current technological trends. I served as the Chairman of Carroll County Chamber of Commerce in 2020, successfully navigating a new hire and pivoting from traditional activities to new online engagement during the height of COVID.
5.) What is one of your favorite local business and why?
I love Tiombe Page’s Cultivated. It does not matter how many years I’m married I will never, ever figure out enough presents for the number of holidays that exists. She knows me, she knows my wife, and she helps find things that are unique and heartfelt when I’m running out of ideas.
6.) What is one of your favorite nonprofits to volunteer with or to support, and why is it important to you?
Not including the Chamber, I really love the Community College and Habitat for Humanity. Both of them provide access and opportunity for real people in our community.
7.) How do you like to spend your days off?
When I’m not working and spending quality time with my family I enjoy reading, writing, and gaming.
8.) What book, TV show or podcast would you recommend and why?
Battlestar Galactica was one my favorite shows and its peak was excellent in virtually all respects. I love Science Fiction’s ability to take human questions in contexts that let you look at things without contemporary baggage.
9.) If you had a theme song what would it be?
Flight of the Valkyries
10.) What is your favorite quote or piece of advice?
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
11.) What do you like about being a Chamber member?
I enjoy being a part of and giving back to a support and vibrant business community. I don’t only work and own a business in Carroll County – I live and spend my free time here.