Derek's ability to conceptualize a design or product, to construct and organize the projects and the strategies that will make them come to life, and to communicate transforming ideas is truly unique. His seemingly endless imagination and positive approach make the creative process exciting for everyone involved!
Derek grew up with ample opportunities to create, design, and put his hands to all sorts of mediums. At the same time, he grew up as both a preacher's and a teacher's son where he was given endless opportunities to work within churches, organizations, and groups where he was able to adapt to the needs and skill sets of the people around him, to lead, organize, and create.
Just after graduating from high school, Derek became a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He can be seen in the movie Cookie’s Fortune acting alongside many big name actors such as Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell, Ned Beaty, Charles S. Dutton, Lyle Lovett, and Oscar Winner Patricia Neal. This experience of working first-hand with so many performers at the top of the film industry under the direction of Robert Altman was another opportunity for him to learn and grow
Derek has won numerous awards as a singer. Most of his awards have fallen into the barbershop genre of music, where he has won three Cardinal District championships in 2004, 2013, and 2016, and 4th and 5th place bronze medal finishes in the International Barbershop Collegiate competitions in 2000 and 2001. He has also recorded five acapella albums with some of his family members. Singers.com praised these albums by saying, “These inspirational hymns are consistently fine.”
Derek is proud to be the husband of Lisa, with whom they have 6 beautiful children. Lisa and the kids have become an incredible source of inspiration for his work, creativity, leadership, and principles, which make those expressions of his life so uncommon. They work together to run both of their family run business, Kentucky Reclaimed and Kentucky Lumber.
Faith and hope in God stands at the center of Derek's home, creativity, and leadership. His talents and passions are guided by the love and grace that have touched his life!
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