Derek grew up in Reno playing in Tahoe and exploring the Sierra Mountains. He went to college in Utah, where he became familiar with the Wasatch Mountain. He moved to Bend in 2015 and has developed a love for the Cascades. When Derek is not working, he spends his time in the outdoors with his young family.
Professionally, Derek has spent his career working in Publishing and Media in destination resort markets in Tahoe, Montana, Park City, and now Central Oregon. When asked what he likes most about his work, he said, “I enjoy helping to tell the stories of the people and the places that make a place like Central Oregon so unique and attractive.”