“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what is possible.  Then, suddenly, you are doing the impossible”


Dean was born and raised on a farm in rural Kansas where his favorite past time was watching the storms roll in over the wheat fields.

Dean was drawn to the entertainment industry by his love for music.  After attending Wichita State for music, he joined a national touring group called “Festival of Praise” that had nightly performances in 44 states and Canada. After leaving the concert road life Dean found himself on tour yet again, as Sales Manager and Firing System Programmer whose job was timing music to fireworks for Austin Fireworks during their World Championship reign.  While on tour in Orlando Florida, he was asked to join his family of 28 years at SeaWorld Orlando.

At SeaWorld, Dean held multiple technical and management positions, but he found his true love was in lighting installation, programming and maintenance. Therefore, it was a natural move to become the Technical Services Manager at Murphy Lighting Systems after his retirement from SeaWorld.

In his free time, Dean enjoys playing bass guitar at church and of course helping with their technical systems. He also enjoys trying new and upcoming restaurants with his wife Maria and catching up with their four children and their families.

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