About Paul Dean
Paul was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador. As a professional geologist, he has already had a diverse career in research, mineral exploration, public service and public education. He is the former Executive Director of the Johnson GEOCENTRE, a world-class geological interpretation centre focusing on the geological evolution of Newfoundland and Labrador. In his 25 years of public service, Paul served as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Mines and Deputy Minister of Environment and Conservation. Paul is constantly engaged in exploring the links between geology, landscape and culture. He is also a story writer, a story teller and advocate for traditional music and dance. His stories have been published in the Newfoundland Quarterly and The March Hare Anthology.