Parker has an MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business, a Master of Arts in Art History, also from UVA, and a BA from Bates College. He served on the Richmond City Council and serves on the boards of the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, Richmond Region Transportation Planning Organization, Richmond Region Tourism, and the Maymont Foundation.
Parker has been with Capital Region Land Conservancy since October 2015. He has developed collaborative relationships with elected officials and planning staffs across the region to better coordinate strategic land conservation. His experience with land conservation is also personal; his family owns a 200 acre property in Nelson County along the Rockfish River (a tributary of the James River) that is protected under a conservation easement.
He lives in the Fan District of the City of Richmond with his wife and two children.