Affiliate Broker, Realtor®, ABR®, MRP®,
New Home Specialist
Licensed in TN
Derek is our in-house “guy’s guy.” From baker, barista, barbecue enthusiast and shade tree mechanic to following bands around the country and even a stint in California where his dream for brewing beer took him, Derek has something in common with everyone he meets. Music, let’s not forget he loves music…and cars.
Born and raised in Chattanooga, Derek, like many of his peers, left for college (and soon found himself roaming all over the country) and only came back for visits with family and friends. In 2006, Derek met his soon-to-be-wife, Becky, in Chattanooga and six months later found himself back in his beloved hometown.
A graduate of Notre Dame class of ’92, Derek spent many years in Oxford, MS where his passion for woodworking and building was fostered. He built homes and did remodeling for 17 years before sinking his teeth into real estate. Although not intentional, Derek has found himself following in his father’s shoes of real estate and development. His dad is thrilled by the way.
Derek dove all in and secured several designations through specialized training. He holds the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and Military Relocation Professional (MRP) designations. Derek finds it an honor and privilege to help active military and Veterans secure the dream of homeownership. Within the real estate community, Derek is very active, especially in governmental affairs and organizations.
Currently the Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Chattanooga Realtors, Derek also serves on the Community Partnership, Leadership, Grievance and Realtor Political Action committees.
Derek has a daughter, Eason, in college
“Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.” -John Adams