Hello there My name is Derek.  I attended Northwest Missouri State University with the major of wildlife ecology and conservation for one year (2011-2012). While there I could never settle on one major because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. At the end of my freshmen year I was burnt out on school and I had no desire to learn so I decided to take a year off.

  I spent this last winter working and living at Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado, snowboarding 7 days a week and having non stop fun all day every day with some of the coolest people on earth. I spent most of my off days in backcountry snowboarding or chasing snow storms to different resorts. I have snowboarded off 50+ foot cliffs, out of avalanches,  hit 70 miles an hour on my board, and been to every ski area in Colorado. My winter there ended a month early in march when I tore my medial meniscus snowboarding, I have also had more dislocated shoulders then I can count along with 4 surgeries for various broken bones and torn ligaments,

 I am now back from Colorado and attending Community college for a year before going to a big 4 year school. My current job is at a marina where I work as a dockhand parking, driving, and renting boats while spending all day on the lake. I spend all of my free time outside doing various action sports: mountain biking, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, wake boarding, cliff jumping, longboarding,  skateboarding, slacklining and anything else that would be considered Gnarly, Steezy, or Zesty.

My favorite quote is “The Most Dangerous Risk Of All – The Risk Of Spending Your Life Not Doing What You Want On The Bet You Can Buy Yourself The Freedom To Do It Later”. Peace, Love, and Happiness.




One Response to “Derek”

  1. Em October 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    I am officially jealous.

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