Born and raised in Detroit Michigan, I graduated from Phillip Murray-Wright Highschool in 1982. After graduating from highschool, and unclear of my career path at the time I briefly (smile) attended Michigan State University. I left college and joined the United States Air Force (2 July 1985), and served 20 years. While during my military career I completed undergrad and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business. I retired from active duty 2 August 2005. Aside from performing as full time musician/drummer, I began a full time real estate career Jun 2006.
I am a proud father of three outstanding young men; Deren Jr., Cory, and Darius. Lastly, but certainly not least married to my wonderful wife Jennifer Blessman, love of my life, and business partner.