Dean Wright's professional background is in architecture, and she has always loved complicated multifaceted projects and opportunities for endless learning. She has learned that the same way an empty parking lot can be transformed into a community center, hurting people can be transformed into a family, a community, a tribe. Ever since she was a child, she has been passionate about community service. Her first project, at age 9, was making over 120 "Have a Nice Day" cards for a nursing home and hugging all the residents as she passed them out. Helping people throughout the community is not just a service but is life-giving for all involved. Her passion is networking with others to create a vibrant community of recovery and hope.