Dean is an award-winning lighting designer who has worked at several playhouses across multiple states, including Mack's Inn Playhouse and Pickleville Playhouse. He has contributed to many productions in several capacities, including lighting designer, master electrician, director, and actor. 
Dean received his Associate of Science in Technical Theatre and his Bachelor's degree in Design/Technical Management with an emphasis in Lighting Design From Weber State University. He is currently working at Snow College as an adjunct professor.