Derek has been leading the CAD design efforts with Rock Solid since August of 2020, primarily developing 3D concept models and CAD drawings for Rock Solid’s fabrication department. He also branched out into further supporting the planning department, assisting with proposals and other document development, assisting in project management tasks, and administrative duties.
Derek has previous experience as a hand worker with Rock Solid in 2018 on projects such as Fitzgerald Mountain (Springdale, AR), and Schroen Train in Bentonville, AR as well as several seasons as a volunteer with COGGS Duluth Piedmont trail crew. Derek has also worked as a commercial and residential designer and has several years’ experience working in non-profit community development/homeless outreach in Detroit, MI. He is stoked to find his dream job working in a role that combines his passions for design, community development, and hiking/biking. Derek also enjoys searching for waterfalls with his pit-mix, Amber.