Summit of Lily Mountain

Father. Outdoorsman. Skier.

Derek is a software architect and developer in sunny and occasionally cold northern Colorado. Originally from Topeka, Kansas, Derek spent his college years at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas working toward a degree in information systems from the College of Business.

His earlier working years were spent at various web shops before returning to his Alma Mater for a second time as a Senior Developer at the Office of Mediated Education. Currently, he works for the College of Health and Human Sciences at Colorado State University as the Assistant Director of I.T. for Application Development.

Specific career details about Derek can be found on his hire page

Derek can be found on Twitter and GitHub


Zion National Park Hiking and skiing are a really important part of my life and something that I like to get out and do as much as I can.

Having a good appreciation for the outdoors is important, and taking the time to spend outside clears the mind and helps make better decisions.