Education: UNC-Wilmington, NC State
Professional Experience: Derek has been providing engineering services at TerraTech Engineers, Inc. since 2016. His experience includes performing Phase I environmental site assessments and geotechnical engineering evaluations, as well as managing construction materials testing services for retail, industrial, residential, and commercial projects. He has performed global stability analysis for retaining wall design, evaluations of shallow and deep foundations, and evaluations of construction materials including concrete, structural steel, and asphalt paving. What Derek likes most about the geotechnical engineering industry is that it is ever-changing. Engineers apply their knowledge, experience, and expertise to each project in order to provide the most economical engineering solutions to their clients.
Hometown: Smithfield, NC
Hobbies: Golf, outdoors, music.
Fun Fact: I try to build it before I buy it.
Quote: “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln