Derek joined Preservation Studios in 2012, becoming a partner at the company in 2013. Originally from New Hampshire, he quickly grew enamored with the interesting histories tied to the many beautiful buildings in Buffalo. He is an Executive Board Member for the Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT), as well as an active member of Buffalo’s Young Preservationists. Derek has a B.A. from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, double-majoring in History and Anthropology with a minor in Global Studies.