Raised in the Thousand Islands area of Upstate New York, Derek made the move to Austin after falling in love with the food, music, and people of Austin. After graduating high school, Derek went on to pursue his dream of playing college lacrosse at The Ohio State University and then Mercyhurst University. During his college years he spent significant time engaging in various community service programs and was an active volunteer fireman with his home town department.
Upon graduating from college, Derek went to work for a startup company in Buffalo, NY before attending Syracuse University College of Law. It was during his time at law school where Derek’s passion for being an advocate for others and real estate emerged.
Derek feels blessed with having the opportunity to guide individuals and families through one of the biggest and most exciting financial investments of their lives. Derek’s unwavering commitment to his clients needs and thirst for competition ensure your relationship with him extends far beyond the transaction.
When not in the office or volunteering in the community, Derek can be found traveling the world, spending time with family, working out at the gym, and taking in the culture of the city he calls home.