Dean Alley is seventeen years old and has graduated from Sonora High School. He grew up in Soulsbyville CA, a small town at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. He enjoys skiing the Sierra Nevada in the winter season and fishing year around. He is now attending California State University of Stanislaus with a major in Agriculture. He also runs track and cross-country for the university. After college he hopes to become a landscape architect for the U.S. Forest Service.