Dear Derek,

As I’ve come to know you and better through the years, my appreciation for your talents and as a person has likewise grown.

In all the time I’ve been an I.A. I have never seen you be anything less than gracious and giving in your interactions with other I.A.’s. It’s not always easy growing up with aware parents and in front of hundreds of others some more willing than others to scrutinize your every action and yet, you’ve always remained focused, open and kind to everyone.

I think you’re ability to immediately see the truth of others has given you a tremendously compassionate wisdom and great patience with the world.

Thank You

Susan Z.