Wayne Parker

Expertise: Fatherhood, Parenthood, Divorce
Title: Chief Administrative Officer for City of Provo, Utah
Education: Brigham Young University
Location: Provo, Utah



Wayne Parker wrote for About.com (now Dotdash) for 15 years, covering fatherhood and parenting in general. His articles, appearing on The Balance, Verywell, and The Spruce sites, touch on a broad array of topics for single and married parents—everything from saving for college and filing taxes after divorce to helping your partner through miscarriage and hosting a child’s sleepover.

A father of five, Parker has been particularly motivated by the country’s rate of fatherlessness. He has been interviewed by radio hosts, podcasters and bloggers. His book, “Power Dads: The 10 Basic Principles Successful Fathers Use to Raise Happy and Responsible Children,” first published in 2015, is used in fathering groups in many cities.

Parker has simultaneously maintained a career in the public sector and is currently the chief administrative officer for the City of Provo, Utah.


Parker has a master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University. 

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