Derek Chism

Derek was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and loved woodworking from a young age. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in Psychology, he realized that he was happiest when building things out of wood, so he decided to change course and pursue a career in carpentry. The focus and precision required for fine finish carpentry is his favorite aspect of the building process, and he was drawn to Metke because of their reputation for high-quality woodworking in their projects.

When he’s not on-site, Derek can usually be found digging in his garden, cooking, turning wood on his lathe, or hiking and camping with his dog Mars.