Dean lives in Stratford with his Wife, artist Marcelle Faucher and his fur family Harley & Frita. Dean is an artistic director, director, actor, writer, theatre practitioner, who has been creating challenging works in Canada and abroad for the past thirty years. Dean has worked at the Stratford Festival in various capacities for ten Seasons, under 3 Artistic Directors. Dean is a descendent of Marie-Anne Gaboury, recognized as the first female fur trader and considered one of the three Mothers of the Metis Nation. 'My ancestors are adventurers, literally, so in that spirit this fall I am going back to school, (U of G), to achieve my MA in Theatre...send prayers'.