We had the good fortune of connecting with Derrick De-Mond and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Derrick, why did you pursue a creative career?
I’ve only been acting for a little over 4 years now. I landed my first role in 2018, which happened to be a leading role I’ve starred in about 6 movies since then. I’ve truly been blessed to not only work but work with talented and encouraging people.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m also the owner of 9 Lives Logistics LLC, along with my wife Kassandre Jackson and being an entrepreneur is not an easy road. However it is rewarding at the end of the day. When we embarked on this path, I don’t think either of us knew what was ahead but the universe gave me a vision in my dream and we implemented that vision and made it into a reality. Trying to build something that your kids can own and run one day is the ultimate goal. The main lesson that I’ve learned and I’m still learning in this business is patience. We plan on growing and expanding our business, as far as we’re able to. Hoping to purchase more trucks and hire more drivers.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I don’t really get out much but I’d probably start at CityCentre one day and maybe a sports bar like Atomic Bottle another day. There are so many places to go in the city but those two places for sure. 🤷🏾♂️😂
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’ve got to shout out 360 Film Group (Chris Davison & Trevor Ford) for giving me the opportunity to live a dream and to showcase my talent, in a way that I never thought that I would. I think we’ve created something special together, something that will last a long time.
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