Derek’s life got flipped rightside up when he met Jesus his sophomore year of college and got plugged into the Salt Company. Shortly after, his passion for entrepreneurship led him to create CIKK Apparel. He finished his track career (400 hurdles) and graduated May of 2017 from ISU with a Bachelor’s in Marketing before jumping on staff as a resident. Derek was born in Albuquerque, NM but is really from Glenwood, IA. He likes dogs more than cats but would prefer neither. He has one tattoo, loves playing with the other staffers’ babies and enjoys waking up before most people. His favorite book is Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis); his favorite show is The Office; his favorite food is coffee; and his favorite person on staff is not Kourtney Vier. He likes meeting new people, so don’t be afraid to introduce yourself.