A passionate image-maker, story-teller, and artist, Derek has made it his life’s mission to bring his creative spirit and energy to every project he takes on.  He lives for opportunities that challenge him and believes that success comes from collaboration and teamwork. Derek has had the opportunity to immerse himself in the commercial world as well, working as both a director and cinematographer.  He has shot for such clients as Audi, Nissan, Sony, Microsoft, American Idol, TNT, Adidas, and Bookit.com. 

Outside of his creative endeavors, he is a dedicated husband and father, an avid outdoorsman, sportsman and traveler.  He lives for new experiences, building strong relationships, and creating community through music, photography, and film.