About Deane

If you’ve come here for information about Deane Barker in a professional capacity, you probably want:

There are some links in the sidebar for various social networks, but understand that I’m stingy with connections. I will only “friend or “connect” on Facebook or LinkedIn if I have an actual connection with someone.

Otherwise, here are my personal and family details…

About Me and My Family

I’m a 44-year-old content management consultant and business development director from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I’m a partner in Blend Interactive, a web development firm.

I’m originally from Napier, New Zealand and immigrated on the day Elvis Presley died — August 16, 1977. I was six.

I spent eight years in California (Ojai and Pinole), and moved to Sioux Falls when I was 14. I will never leave. To steal a line from Ghosts of Mississippi, “I don’t know when I’m going to heaven, but I’m leaving from Sioux Falls.”

I’m married to my best friend, Annie. We have three beautiful kids, Alec (21), Gabrielle (14), and Isabella (11).

My older brother, Nigel, lives in Sioux Falls. My father lives in the Seattle area.

My amazing mother passed away in 2009.

Stuff I Like

  • God
  • My family
  • CrossFit
  • Content management and all things information: modeling, architecture, search, retrieval, etc.
  • Cheese (I even have a blog…)
  • My Porsche 911
  • The Oakland Raiders
  • James Bond
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Architecture and interesting buildings
  • Miami Vice
  • Justin Timberlake
  • George Clooney