Founder and President

Derek Smith is a Texas native, husband, father of two and has been in Richmond for over 20 years. He began playing drums and percussion at 13 years old and jumped at every opportunity to play in High School and College. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he majored in Business, Marketing and Jazz Performance. Derek is a successful entrepreneur who has owned and operated several businesses ranging from eCommerce to digital media advertising, mobile application development, information security training and business development consultation. He has been passionately involved in the Arts for many years and continues to volunteer his time and talents at Hope Church.