Derek loves to share local history with the public in whatever ways he can. He has been featured in blogs, the Press Banner, the Good Times, and the TMG Multimedia trains and history podcast, and he has worked as a consultant for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission and Coastal Rail Santa Cruz.

Please send media inquires via email.


Derek has given talks for the Aptos Historical Society, the New Museum of Los Gatos, the San Lorenzo Valley Historical Society, and Santa Cruz Public Libraries. He welcomes future opportunities to speak about his expertise areas.

Please send requests for talks via email.

Talk at Felton Community Hall, 2017