Drumming chose Dean at a young age. His passion to play has taken him on an incredible journey for over 35 years. He started out playing the drum s with his brother in grade-school bands. The bands later found him playing many styles on regional tours while in college. Around that time he began to teach drumming professionally. Today Dean is an advocate for drumming of all types including West African styles and drumming for community and personal wellness. He is the founding host of the Reno-Tahoe drum circle which has been ongoing in Northern Nevada for six years. Dean says, “Playing Pink Floyd is an incredible experience.  It brings me back to the way it made me feel when I first heard the magic of their music. My goal is to do the same for our audiencesPlaying and working with the incredibly talented musicians and technicians in The Floyd tribute is a dream come true”