Derek grew up on the West Coast, from Southern California to the beautiful beaches of Oregon. After marrying his high school sweetheart… and soulmate, Derek and Chelsea moved to Idaho to attend Northwest Nazarene University, followed by budding careers in teaching and nursing.
Derek taught middle school for nine years which provided an opportunity to coach boys and girls basketball as well as teach a variety of courses. He found his heart invested in the growth and success of his students and players. He strives to help others find their higher self.
Following his time in Idaho, Derek and family moved to Portland for a big shift. Derek began working for Nike, first in the Photo Studio as a Producer, then in Sports Licensing as an Approvals Coordinator. Portland was a stopping point full of memories, friends and growth.
Derek and Chelsea have three children they adore to pieces. Not long ago, the Inman’s finished a year of family travel in their 5th wheel as they expanded their views and perspective throughout the western states. Family is an essential part of Derek’s life, and he strives to bring a spirit of unity and compassion to the Dragonfly house.
Derek has fostered a love for nature and adventure. He’s a huge fan of basketball and most sports in general. He appreciates yoga, mountain biking, traveling, music of all sorts, and chillin’ with his feet in the river.
Derek is an educator with the drive of a coach, the organizational and collaborative skills of a leader, and a deep desire to build a compassionate community. Whether as a parent, musician, husband, teacher, coach, travel-buddy, confidant, producer, or friend – Derek brings with him a love for people and a deep desire to enrich and influence.