Dean Hallis a native Oregonian, raised by mountain climbing and marathon running parents. He was greatly influenced early in life by their inexhaustible thirst for adventure and the power and beauty of wild, outdoor spaces. These were the building blocks that taught him how to tap into the courage that only comes when adventure calls us to move beyond our fears and self-imposed limitations and discover the power and beauty of the wild spaces within each one of us. This background explains Dean's unique approach to his own cancer journey.
Dean is now a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, success coach, author, motivational speaker, and expert in the exciting new field of Neuroacoustics. He is also a two-time cancer survivor and record-setting swimmer having become the first person in history to swim the entire length of the Willamette River in June of 2014 (as an active cancer patient) and the River Shannon in the summer of 2017.