Derek is a Berklee trained, Pro Tools certified recording engineer, producer, and studio musician from West Palm Beach, Florida. He previously worked as a house engineer in top level facilities such as Studio 1 in Jerusalem, Israel and Saraswati Studios in Poland.

He is honored to have worked for such artists as Killing Joke, Ne-yo, La Conexion de Cuba, CemurSamur, Tower of Dudes, Tam Tam Orchestra, Dan Barta, Iveta Bartosova, Prohrala v kartach, Visaci zamek, Lenka Lichtenberg, and Alexander Shonert, as well as respected engineers and producers like Roli Mosimann, Mark Brasel, Jan Smejkal, Karel Marik, and Tomas Stiehler.