One of my favorite things about Derek is how he lives his life with great passion and energy. He constantly is thinking about how he can use his passions to help others. For example, he joined the Center Street Hosers to build a better neighborhood for our kids to grow up in. He is the kindest soul I know and would rather give than take anything. I hope our kids grow up with as much passion, energy (they are well on their way for this one), and kindness as Derek has!  – Written by Derek’s wife, Elizabeth