Melissa & Ted Parker

Ted Parker is Founder and CEO of Revolution Technologies, and has more than two decades of experience in solutions, contracting, and staffing.  He is responsible for Revolution’s overall vision and direction, and remains very active in the day-to-day operations with a high focus on client development and supply chain.  Ted graduated from the University of Central Florida and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration and Management Information Systems. He participated in collegiate athletics during his educational career, and was a dual-varsity athlete. He remains active with the University through the Alumni Association and the Golden Knights Clubs.  Ted strongly believes in giving back to his community financially, and by volunteering his time. He is actively involved in charitable organizations such as the Scott Center for Autism, where he is a member of the advisory board. 

Melissa Parker, like many of us in Melbourne, came to the area through the military when her father was transferred to Patrick Air Force Base in 1987.  A graduate from Satellite High School, she obtained her degree as a Registered Nurse from Eastern Florida State College and worked in the acute care settings at Homes Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital until the birth of her son.  In 2008 Melissa established Precision Screening, Inc., a background screening, education, and employment verification organization where she currently serves clients both at a local and national level.  Melissa keeps her nursing license active, so that she may use her expertise to advocate for children and families affected by autism.  She also currently holds the title of Mrs. Southeast International 2017 and uses the platform to reach a broader audience for autism awareness and to inspire others to give back in their communities. 

Ted and Melissa have two children ages 7 and 10.  They are both avid boaters and tennis players, and love spending time enjoying the beautiful Florida weather.  Ted and Melissa founded The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development in January 2015 to take a more hands-on approach to serving families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities – families like their very own.  Through their three fully funded programs:  Speak Through Sports, Speak Through Arts, and Speak Through Education, they are working to enrich the lives of and bridge the gap between children with autism, their families, and the community in which we live.  They are honored to be representing The Parker Foundation at Dancing for the Space Coast, and thankful to have been given the opportunity to be a beneficiary for this spectacular community event.

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INSTRUCTOR

Heidi has been teaching dance for the past 16 years and is the proud owner of Dancin’ Dance. She first started dancing at the age of 3 when her parents enrolled her in lessons and she has been dancing ever since. Heidi loves being able to pass on her passion and knowledge of dancing to others. She was a star on her school’s award winning dance team. She began instructing Ballroom dance at the age of 16. She has trained extensively across the country including West Palm Beach, Orlando, and New York. When she started teaching at a local studio, Heidi quickly became the lead advanced instructor. Heidi is one half of the 2012 Dancing with Brevard Grand Champion team. In 2015 & 2016, her and her partner were the Grand champions for Dancing with the Space Coast.