Mr. Parks was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Church Music, both from Campbellsville University. His previous teaching experiences came from substitute teaching and working with high school bands in Kentucky, and teaching high school music in California. He has served with the 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, Kentucky for 12 years, playing clarinet, trombone and euphonium. He also serves on staff at FBC Vandalia as a facilities associate and volunteer in the preschool and music ministries. When not at work, Mr. Parks enjoys refereeing youth soccer games, playing chess, working with technology, and learning how to blacksmith.