Matt Dean

Lighting Installation Lead

Matt Dean joined the Paragon 360® Team with over a decade of experience in the lighting industry, with a well-versed background that includes design, programming, commissioning, training and installation. A graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, he holds an Associate’s Degree in Recording Arts.

A native of Springfield, Missouri, Matt began his lighting career in Nashville, Tennessee, where he spent four years touring with Blake Shelton as a lighting technician. Prior to joining the Paragon 360® staff, he held the position of Lighting Director for James River Church, one of the largest churches in the Midwest, with a weekly attendance of over 14,000.

Matt’s freelance work in the lighting industry includes live shows and installation for multiple Cruise Ship lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Holland America. He also has substantial freelance experience in the corporate and church communities, including lighting work for PWC Accounting, Malibu Boats, and the IPHC General Conference and IPHC YouthQuest Conference.