Dean overseas the Twist Athlete Conditioning Operations and manages the flagship Twist Centre in North Vancouver, BC. Dean earned his bachelors degree in Human Kinetics and his Masters of Business Administration at the University of British Columbia. Coach Shiels played three years of CIS Varsity Hockey where he was an Academic All-Canadian Defenceman. Dean has been coaching athletes for over 10 years. Dean can often be found on the training floor working with youth and adult athletes from a variety of sports and levels to professional athletes from the NHL and MLB. He enjoys the summers in B.C. by hiking, camping, golfing, boating, and wakeboarding. In the winter, Dean stays active by playing hockey.