Meet The Team: Derek Heron

Derek Heron

What is your name?

Derek Heron

Do you have any nicknames?


When is your birthday?

November 14th

Hometown/Where have you lived?

All over Florida – Sarasota, Boca Raton, Crystal River. Most of my family is in Ocala.

What do you do at NetSource Technologies, and how long have you worked here?

Design – 1 week.

When did you become interested in art and design?

In high school I started with photography and then into graphic design.

When did you become interested in creating websites?

About 10 years ago.

What is your favorite part of creating a new website?

Going live and seeing it in action.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Creating and exploring new design ideas.

When did you become interested in computers and technology?

As a young child.

What piece of technology could you not live without?

Air Conditioning.

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Be with my family and children.

Do you have any hobbies?

Fishing, surfing

What are your top three moments in your life so far?

Getting married, having children, finding Jesus.

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite food/drink?

Steak and Dr. Pepper

What is your favorite musician or type of music?

Switchfoot for band, and rock.

What is your favorite sport? do you have a favorite team?

College football – Gators.

What are your favorite TV shows?

Arrow, The Black List, and all Netflix-Marvel.

What are your favorite movies?

Second Hand Lions, Shawshank Redemption, Guardians of the Galaxy

What are your favorite books/magazines?

Chronicles of Narnia

What are your favorite websites or blogs?

Seccountry, Albert Mohler, Macrumors.

Twitter or Facebook (and why)?

Instagram – because I don’t have Facebook or Twitter. But if I had to add a new one I would lean toward Twitter. I like to absorb social media quickly and visually.

Tell us about your family!

I am married with three children. My wife’s name is Megan and we have a daughter, Molly, who is 7; a son, Micah, who is 4; and a son, Miles, who is 8 weeks old.

Do you have any pets?

I have a crazy golden retriever named Daisy and a carnival goldfish that won’t die. I stopped counting its age after a year. I think it’s close to three now.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?


If you couldn’t be a Designer anymore, what career would you pursue?


If you could choose to have any superpower, what would it be?

To stop time.

How do you think technology and/or web design will change in the next 10-20 years?

I feel the saturation into everyday life is going to continue to grow in ways unimaginable. The human interaction and integration into everyday tasks is going to be seamless and intuitive.

What tips would you give to a business that is just starting out with their first website?

To focus on what you do or provide best and market to that strength.