Born and raised in Magnolia, Texas, Derek graduated from the University of Houston. A born conversationalist, history buff, and avid sports fan, Derek’s interests led him into the world of sports and talk radio. From producing some of the top-rated sports and political talk radio shows in Houston, to sideline reporting and covering the Olympics and other major sporting events, Derek has done a little bit of everything. He followed his heart to the hometown of his wife, Elizabeth, just outside New Orleans and has worked in real estate since 2016.
Derek is now a member of the Picolo Ramos Team and he always is sure to bring comic relief to the team and the industry. He makes things happen, but he also keeps things lighthearted and fun. Derek appreciates the history and architecture of New Orleans, its food and its people, and enjoys connecting with others and helping them find their home sweet home.
Derek is also a star of the show “Selling the Big Easy” which made its debut on HGTV in 2020. The show follows Brittany and her team as they help clients find the home of their dreams by showing them high-end properties with the right amount of history and charm.