Dean has been a lifelong resident of Muskingum County. He and his wife Pat have two children, Doug and Jill who both graduated from Tri-Valley Schools. Doug graduated from Miami University and Jill from Duke University.
Dean has a bachelor's degree in English from the Ohio State University and a masters degree from Xavier University in counseling. He has taught English at Zane State College and after 31 years of teaching retired from Franklin Local Schools where he taught seventh grade English and journalism at Duncan Falls Junior High and Philo Junior High.
Dean began his real estate career in 2001 where he worked for Prindle Real Estate until the office merged with Lepi & Associates Real Estate on July 1, 2008. Dean has been a top producing agent every year since 2003. In June 2010 he received his Brokers license from the State of Ohio.