Derek was born in Turner, Maine, but has lived in the Upstate since 2017. He attended the University of Maine - Orono, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication with a double major in Business Administration. He went on to earn his MBA there in 2014.
Before working in real estate, Derek worked in marketing, advertising, and public relations in the music concert industry, as well as client acquisitions for an accounting firm in Portland, Maine.
Derek's main goal in his professional life is to provide high quality service to help others and contribute to my local community. He believes that success comes from dedicating himself to becoming a trusted expert in his industry, performing ethically, going the extra mile for clients, and the desire to never stop learning.
In his free time, you can find Derek playing guitar, attending concerts, socializing at a local microbrewery, or grilling out by the pool with family. Exercise has always been important to Derek, with running along the Swamp Rabbit Trail being his favorite workout around the greater Greenville area.