Staff Spotlight: Derek Piper

We welcome Derek Piper as the newest addition to our modeling team.

1. Quote to live by.

“Best I’ve ever been, worst I’ll ever be.” I’m always looking for continuous improvement day to day.

2. Favorite sports and teams?

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs football team + Kansas City Royals baseball team.

3. What’s on your bucket list?

I want to visit every major league baseball stadium in the United States + Toronto, Canada. I’m currently at four out of 30. I have visited Kansas City, St. Louis, San Diego + Cincinnati.

4. What are your hobbies?

I enjoy playing disc golf. It’s a great way to spend time outside and a lot of the courses are very scenic.

5. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?

I ziplined across the Royal Gorge, which is over 1,000 ft deep. A good tip is to not look down.

6. What would you do with $1 million?

I would pay off my remaining debts, design/build my own home and travel to different parts of the world.

7. Favorite thing to do off the clock?

I like to spend time with my fiancée and our pets, whether it’s playing board games or binging TV shows.

8. What’s your signature dish to cook for family and friends?

A popular request from my friends + family is my cheesy potatoes.

9. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

I’m annoyed when people drive under the speed limit in the passing lane.

10. If you weren’t a modeler, what would you be?

When I was younger, I thought it would be fun to become an astronaut or pilot.

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