Derrick is a Bay Area native. Born in San Francisco and raised in Alameda, he knows about life on the Island. He went to San Jose State University for Advertising and continued onto Miami Ad School to hone up his art direction and copywriting skills. After a few stints on the creative side of things, he’s found that he’s happier on the account side of the business.
He loves taking photos and shooting video, so much so that prior to joining West, he almost became a camera man for the local news. Needless to say, he’ll also be lending a hand with video related projects.
Outside of work, he has an immense amount of interests. He does CrossFit and is a Level-1 Certified trainer. He loves watching the Sharks and the Giants and listening to all kinds of music and playing guitar. He also loves going on hikes with his wife and dog.
Lastly, as an avid fan of podcasts and Wikipedia diving, he also knows a lot of information on seemingly random things.