Parker is a graduate of Phillips Andover and Harvard University, where he majored in physics and rowed for Harvard’s historic and highly successful men’s heavyweight crew program. In his senior year, Parker helped lead the varsity eight to a bronze medal at the IRA National Championships. Following Harvard, Parker was a teaching fellow and coach at Andover and taught physics and mathematics at Choate. For the past year, Parker trained with the Craftsbury Green Racing team in Vermont and rowed pairs at the international level. At Taft, he teaches four sections of physics, lives on HDT3, and coaches conditioning and crew.