My work in the community began at the age of 14, when I became a swim instructor at the Sonoma County Family YMCA. By 16, I was coordinating the entire Y swim lesson program while helping hundreds of people each year develop healthy bodies, minds, and spirits through swimming. My work with the YMCA continued while attending San Diego State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Minor in International Politics in December 2005.
Upon returning from San Diego, I promptly acquired my Series 7 & Series 66 Securities Licenses and officially began my journey as an investment professional. My passion for the local economy and local businesses led me to be one of the main organizers of the Sonoma County relocalization effort, and, in the fall of 2008, to co-found the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative. I have proudly served as President of the GoLocal Board ever since.
I also commit significant energy to Santa Rosa American Little League as Communications Director on the Board and a perennial team manager/coach.
Stories by Derek Huntington
Local banks and credit unions play an important role in our local economy that increases the impact of the shift.
When you're MADE LOCAL, you are a healthy part of a vibrant community and clean environment. Better food. Better for the economy. Better for you.