Darian Parker earned his PhD in sports education leadership with an emphasis in behavior modification from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology from James Madison University and is also an NSCA-certified personal trainer. During his 19 years in the fitness and wellness business, he has served in various roles. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sectors, as director of education for a Career College, general manager of a high-end luxury residential fitness club and national director of fitness for a global leisure management company. Currently, Parker co-owns Epic Leisure Management. Additionally, he started a live virtual personal training business several years ago and works with many prominent business leaders in the United States. He is also the host of Dr. D’s Social Network, a podcast devoted to genuine, open and honest conversations with people from all over the world.