Originally from the Upstate New York area, Dean grew up in the town of Clifton Park which sits evenly between the cities of Saratoga and Albany. After graduating high school he attended Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts with a degree in Communications. As a student athlete at Stonehill, Dean first became familiar with South Florida during his annual spring training trip to the Naples and Fort Myers area. Upon graduating from Stonehill, Dean was offered a finance position in Naples with a private, family owned business where he spent twelve years. Having resided in both Naples and Fort Myers, Dean has an extensive knowledge of SWFL and after years of developing friendships, business relationships and noticing continual growth to the area, Dean decided that helping people find their own piece of paradise was something he was interested in pursuing. Dean currently resides in the Gateway/Fort Myers area with his wife Melissa. When he is not trading stocks or selling homes he enjoys spending time listening to music, traveling, playing his guitar,and playing golf.