Through the spiritual traditions of his parents, he has been from birth immersed in Sufism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Jesuit catechism. In the scientific and other worlds, Mr. Parry developed expertise and vocations in a number of areas. His Leonardo da Vinci expertise has brought him around the world a couple of times on a speaking tour and brought about the recognition of his body of work. Mr. Parry is also an inventor of all sorts of foods and devices; a published poet; painter; university instructor; the president and CEO of two companies; he was a dairy farmer; founded and chaired three non-profit institutions; and so forth. Mr. Parry is a member of some assorted associations and advisory committees including the Iranian Geographical Association, the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Government of Algeria, the Spirit of Edmonton Initiative, and a guest lecturer in four University of Alberta departments and faculties: Modern Languages, Islamic Studies, Education, Faculty of Medicine/Family Medicine. He occasionally teaches a full credit upper level interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that is offered by the on-campus Saint Stephens College.