Derek grew up skiing at Mt Bachelor, and now lives at the base of Mt Hood in the ski town of Government Camp. Working at Timberline Lodge as a server to pay the bills, he also coaches some of the local groms through his non-profit ski program, Mt Hood Freestyle. Drawn to Hood's year-round ski season and the ski-to-your-door lifestyle in Govy, he takes full advantage of his backyard. Enjoying all aspects of skiing is his vision. Whether it's rainy day trash bag park laps, backcountry powder missions, competing in local events, or producing videos and photos, he is always game. Contributing to Snoplanks through design and testing is a dream come true for Derek, and he is excited to see what the future of the brand holds! Keep up with him on Instagram @dwreckroy.