Parker started his career in the real estate investment banking group at Morgan Stanley in NYC. He went on to co-found Monarch Real Estate Partners in Atlanta where he transacted acquisitions and joint-ventures from California to the Caribbean on behalf of a half-a-dozen Wall Street-based private equity and opportunity funds. As an artist Parker has written and recorded a rock opera, a concept album, the soundtrack for an experimental short film, and various live, musical-theater projects. Most recently Parker founded Highland Properties in Boulder, CO focused on the local/regional commercial real estate sector. He and his wife Ashley and their 3-children live in Lyons, CO where they have been active and enthusiastic Bee Guardians for many years.