Dean has been supporting IPN since our early days, and his "Prairies are Our Rainforests" design was one of our first.
Dean recently retired from Iowa State University as an instructor in the Biomedical, Pre-medical Illustration Program. He has operated a freelance illustration studio from his home for many years. He is also a farmer who raises chickens and grass fed beef, has extensive vegetable gardens, and produces hay. Dean has a special interest in birds, and has built and maintained a fifty-house bluebird trail for the past thirty years, fledging approximately one-thousand baby bluebirds over those years.
Dean and his wife, Denise, manage Lola's Little House B&B outside of Ames, Iowa.