Derek arrived in Sun Valley in early 1990s as a young ski racer to find a state that felt more like a home than anywhere else he’d known. He traveled the west skiing and began ski instructing for the Sun Valley Company. He has a deep-rooted passion for the outdoors, cooking, and his family. When he is not at home or at the office, he’s with his children at one of their events or out in the hills surrounding Boise
Growing up in Idaho he realized just how unique it really is, and he only left it to serve in the United States Army. When he arrived home from Iraq, he reconnected with a longtime friend from Sun Valley who was then living and working in Park City as a Realtor for Jess Reid Real Estate. After countless hours on the phone, he decided to move back to the mountains to raise his children and have fun. Derek and Berkelee have since married and have been making family happen proudly, since 2008.
Derek decided to move to Boise in the summer of 2016, and he now lives in Eagle. He was surprised to see how Boise has developed during the time since he left; he feels very fortunate to be arriving during such an exciting period of development and growth.
He chose Smith and Coelho because he knew that S & C could provide him with the best tools to assist him in his clients’ next real estate venture. He looks forward to helping make his clients’ real estate experience as smooth as possible.