Derek's journey commenced in the vibrant heart of Brooklyn, shaping his character with resilience and determination from a young age. The Derek Jeter's Turn2 Foundation recognized his potential early on, inspiring him with the values of motivation, resilience, and the unwavering belief in young individuals' potential to rise above negative influences.
Motivated by Turn2's message, Derek pursued higher education at Quinnipiac University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in marketing after years of dedicated study. His collegiate experience extended beyond academics, showcasing his commitment to making a positive impact as a resident assistant, active community member, and president of the Lambda Theta Phi fraternity.
Derek's vibrant and positive personality, along with his skill in connecting with diverse individuals, has allowed him to build strong relationships and continue to collaborate successfully. In the world of real estate, he is a dedicated professional and trusted advisor, utilizing his excellent listening and problem-solving skills to serve his clients. Beyond real estate, Derek is actively involved in community service projects, reflecting his commitment to positive change and deepening his roots in New Haven as a proud homeowner.