Parker grew up on Mercer Island, WA. He attended the University of Washington and majored in Biology. After college he worked as a cornea recovery technician for SightLife, the eye tissue bank here in Seattle. He went to medical school at George Washington University in Washington, DC where he found his calling in ophthalmology. He loved his time in DC but was eager to get back to his Pacific Northwest roots. He completed his internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In his free time Parker enjoys the outdoors and playing sports.