As a senior developer at Buchanan, Derek brings over 15 years of experience with developing websites to the team. With unique background of being involved in every aspect of websites from start to finish – design, development, and marketing – Derek has unique insights into how all the pieces can come together successfully. His favorite aspect is diving into code to make designs come to life.
After graduation from UCSD with a degree in Cognitive Science, Derek learned the ropes with a web marketing company helping clients throughout the US. Afterwards, he began a successful freelance career for over 10 years where he worked closely with the Buchanan team and now he leads all our website development. He has also created a premium WordPress e-commerce plugin for photographers as his own side business.
Outside the confines of his computer monitor, Derek enjoys time spent with his kids, soccer and outdoor adventures.