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13 YR GUIDE
HAILS FROM HOOD RIVER, SOUTH CAROLINA
DID YOU KNOW
For Derik, the best part about guiding is tapping into our natural circadian rhythms. There’s something magical about immersing yourself in nature, letting go of the digital noise, and syncing up with the rising sun and the falling stars. Derik thrives on helping others reconnect with the primal joy of outdoor exploration, creating memories that last a lifetime.
THIS ONE TIME
Derik has a hard time picking a favorite story. To him, they’re all pretty prime time.
IN HIS OTHER LIFE
When he’s not busy guiding intrepid travelers year-round, Derik lives a double life as a brewer. This multi-talented adventurer brings a unique blend of Southern charm and hoppy goodness to every trip. And who knows? He might have a secret stash of his craft beer hidden away for a lucky few. Or is that just a myth?