First tenor and founding member, Dean Hickman, has decided that the time has come for him to step back from the rigorous travel schedule of the Guardians. “There are blessings in all things,” Dean says and due to recent health issues he realizes that this is God’s timing. He will continue to manage the group and will be at the concerts whenever he is able. These decisions always come too quickly for us, however, Dean has been singing first tenor for over 60 years. He has always been part of the Guardians and always will be! We love you Dean!