Growing up Derek didn’t have a television and relied on radio and comic books to keep his imagination active and filled with dreams. Listening to Jet Jungle and The Men From The Ministry, The Shadow and The Lone Ranger, The Battling Bickersons and Jack Benny. Derek was in awe the first time he heard Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds and laughed hysterically with Abbot and Costello.
As television took over his attention he would save Sunday nights for radio when a local radio station hosted a Theater of the Mind, and once a week he would get lost in his imagination again. At 20 he managed to get a job as an engineer in a mid-market local radio station and after a fortunate accident moved to working on the microphone. He was hooked. Since then, Derek has voiced cartoons, audio books, video games and narrated documentaries as well as producing radio commercials and independent projects. He describes his career a “a fun ride” and is constantly looking for new challenges. “I love having a job that offers rides on my own imagination.”