"Derek grew up in Graham, Texas. Many of you have probably never heard of it, but it is a small town in Northwest Texas near Possum Kingdom Lake. Want to talk sports? Talk to Derek. He studied Exercise Sport Sciences at Texas Tech University and then went on to teach and coach. Most recently, Derek taught Texas History to seventh graders and coached high school football and baseball in his hometown. Coaching was his passion, until one day a pretty girl convinced Derek to move to Austin. Derek fell in love with the city, the food, and the pretty girl.
Growing up, Derek spent many summers working with his grandpa on their ranch outside of Graham. Like many young boys, he was intrigued by grasshoppers, beatles, and rolly-pollies. This fascination never went anywhere… Derek still enjoys learning about bugs and what they do. He became a licensed termite inspector and has built a career around helping other people with termite and pest control."