Derek is no stranger to theater; as an actor, director, teacher, and technician. He has a degree in Theatre from FSU and attended the National Shakespeare Conservatory. He was the Head of the Drama Department at The School of Arts and Sciences, where he taught acting, theater history and computer drafting (CAD) for scenic design. Prior to this he worked as a Theatre Technician at TCC. Recent directing credits include A Few Good Men, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre TCC). Acting credits include Rock of Ages, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The 39 Steps, & The Odd Couple.