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's degree from Snow College and will be receiving his Bachelor's degree in Design/Technical Management in the Summer of 2020. After receiving his degree, he looks forward to working at Snow College as an adjunct professor.