Derek has crafted the message and shaped the story of leading companies and winning political campaigns across North America.

He founded Revolution Strategy in 1998 and grew it into an award-winning strategic communications agency, and co-created Real Houses of… a television series showcasing some of the most interesting homes in North America and the personalities behind them.

In 2015, he launched Civilized, a premium, multi-platform, digital media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle.

Rooted in Canada’s east coast but living in Los Angeles, he’s learned to surround himself with really great people and get out of the way. Derek loves a good story, a witty sense of humor and authentic personalities.

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  • Globe And Mail
  • Atlantic Business
  • The Boston Globe



Ideacity: Moses Znaimer’s Conference

Cannabis for Beginners

The Adam Carolla Show

VICELAND’s Bong Appétit

Cannabis Life Conference: Creativity & Lifestyle Panel

The Weed Show with Charlo Greene

Cannabis Radio

Cannabis Radio Grassroots Marketing Podcast


Escape 9-to-5 Podcast