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Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Langley, British Columbia, I live and work, as of June 2018, in the Skagit Valley, Washington. After a 30 year career in college athletics, and most recently as the Director of Athletics at Whitman College, I now serve as the CEO of the Skagit Valley Family YMCA. My fabulous partner, Darlene Snider, is an administrator at Whatcom Community College. Together, we have three daughters, Madison (27), Kennedy (23), and Bailey (21) who all live in British Columbia.

I am also a  singer-songwriter who grew up thinking it was normal to sing in 5 part harmony on road trips with the family. I started singing in church and school as a youth but found my love for songwriting later in life. I began to write songs and gig at several venues in Walla Walla, Wa. Now, I publish my music and musings on this website and am looking for outlets in the Skagit Valley to share my music.

Thank you for browsing my site. I hope you find something that you enjoy! If nothing else, enjoy the logo below created by my daughter Bailey Snider.

Dean

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