Derek resides in Colorado with his three children, Alex, Sydney, and Morgan. He is an avid fly fisherman, and advocates for several charitable organizations throughout the country. After suffering a head trauma from a diving accident in 2006, Derek was diagnosed with "acquired musical savant syndrome", and shortly after diagnosed with yet another rare condition referred to as "synesthesia." Derek's sudden ability to play the piano validates the ultimate medical question, "is it in all of us."?