Native of Yazoo City, where the Delta meets the Hills. Graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Parker began his real estate career in 1977 selling, buying, building and developing residential, commercial and hunting properties. Licensed Mississippi Residential Contractor. Served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and 1993 President The Jackson Home Builders Association. Broker for Plum Creek Timberlands in Central MS. Member of NWTF and QDMA.