Parker was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana on Earth. He is a 24 year old tall, stocky, black human male who always knew he'd be in Starfleet. He has always been advanced in school and has won numerous awards for science and engineering projects during high school, as well as always being more than adept at military strategy scenarios. His successes early in life have led him to be a little too arrogant at times and taking risks without thinking them through. He is gifted academically, but at times struggles to keep up with the physical side of Starfleet life as well as social interactions with his peers.