An irrational cetaphobe, Derek loves Seattle’s waterways but is wary of the whales lurking beneath the surface.
Derek holds a degree in strategic communications from Seattle University, which he has used to support public relations efforts in various fields, including higher education, publishing and the nonprofit sector. A lover of words, he believes in the power of intentional communication to bring about positive change in communities. Derek works with the Business Development team at EnviroIssues, where he helps ensure that its public involvement professionals are involved in diverse projects. Derek’s work – and recreation – is informed and inspired by the climate, culture and creativity of the Pacific Northwest.