Dean is the grandson of Betty and Marcus Wheeler and the son of Lionel and Denise. He currently lives in Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and is 22 years old. He works at night patrol and with horses. Betty and Marcus are teaching Dean how to paint.
Dean became Rangers at Tjuwanpa, spraying Buffel Grass, and collecting data on vulnerable species. In 2022, he facilitates a Family Connection workshop in woodcarving. He made with Granville Inkamala, a series of boomerang.
He participated in the Family Connection workshop in Ntaria at the Men Centre in August 2022.