Originally from Boone, North Carolina; Derek is a filmmaker and photojournalist with a degree in Film Production. He has worked with the last Northern White Rhinos in Kenya, women’s rights organizations in India and cancer-fighting mothers in Los Angeles, with the intent to help tell the world’s stories on a personal scale. Derek has produced scripted narrative features during his time at Windowseat Entertainment and documentary material with platforms such as Outside Magazine and NBC Digital.
When not at his home in Hermosa Beach, California, you can find Derek any place the voice of an individual speaks for a larger community.
Derek is currently producing two feature documentaries; one close to home in Los Angeles, CA and the other in India.