New York City
Bio: Dean Parker from Newcastle, Australia. After a decade of work in music and theatre in Australia Dean Parker moved to New York City, USA in 1996. Soon after arrival he started assisting film composer Carter Burwell. The synergy was good and remains so many years later. He continues to assist Carter Burwell on over 50 film music scores. Dean has a family which includes two sons and a daughter. He is active in public education policy and has served as an elected education advocate for the Bronx, New York City as well as a stint as an education research assistant at Columbia University. Parker has been completing a Masters Degree in Public Administration at Pace University and will graduate with a thesis specializing in understanding the notion of "lessening the burdens of government".