Dean earned his B.S. in Biology, Psychology, and Zoology form the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. He earned his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha) in 2012. He is a board-certified Physician Assistant. Dean joined the UW-Eau Claire Student Health Service staff in 2014. He is an avid fan of Wisconsin athletics, particularly the Badgers and Packers. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies, reading, working out, and spending time with his family.