(he/they) is a Costumer and Supervisor from Pittsburgh and has been a member of Local 489 since 2016. They currently serve as a Trustee for Local 489 and formerly served as the Chair of the Diversity Committee. Derek has a background in theater performance and is a prior member of Actors Equity Association, during which time they performed on Broadway and toured nationally.
Derek hails from a proud union family, seeing firsthand how a union can protect and support its workers. With a passion for labor advocacy and social justice, Derek looks forward to expanding the benefits of equity for all IATSE members through the DEI Committee’s work, especially those members who are underrepresented and the IATSE queer community.
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