Derra R.

Field Safety Specialist

I joined the Gardner team in 2021 and have been working in the construction industry since 2003. I originally started my career journey in beauty school but eventually turned into a laborer extraordinaire. My husband of 11 years and I enjoy watching home improvement shows and arguing about who has better taste – it’s me. Our two sons love kayaking and we spend a great deal of time in the summer on the lake. When I’m not busy driving my children to their many social and sporting engagements, I can be found painting or googling recipes that I most likely will not make.

Little Known Facts: 

I can bend my fingertips

I auditioned to be an MTV Video Jockey and for Survivor

I hand paint deer and cow skulls