From a young age Stuart has always been fascinated by photography. At first it was about having fun with a camera. Later his fascination turned into a mission to document the moment. Although many photographs may seem similar they are all special and unique. Each image is the preservation of a single moment in time. The light, placement of clouds, even the particles in the air are all in a unique place and time. This arrangement of objects is and never again will be exactly as they are in the moment when the image is taken. For Stuart, photography is more than just a remembering the place that you went that one time. It is the preservation of a moment in time that can never be returned to. Because of this, he started a project called, A Vision of Earth. This ongoing project is a collection of Stuart's images that will be compiled over the course of his life and depict the moments that he wishes to share with the world. As you explore Stuart's photography you will travel across the globe to see some of the most beautiful natural landscapes our planet has to offer.
Stuart Derman connects people to build stronger communities. While still in college he started Wasatch Mountain Arts. This 501(c)(3) charitable non profit is best known for starting the Wasatch Mountain Film Festival. The annual film festival is focused on challenging the way we interact within our environment. The organization operates year round creating a bond between the community and the outdoors by inspiring an active and sustainable lifestyle through film, art, literature and events.
In addition to expanding his role at Wasatch Mountain Arts as Chairman and CEO, Stuart also works in digital marketing. After several years of consulting, Stuart founded Walrooss, a premium digital marketing agency that offers content ideation, creation and promotion services.
In conjunction with his work in the agency world, Stuart dedicates time thought the month to give back to the community. Working with the Small Business Development Center, he provides Pro bono consulting to young entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Stuart is also an energetic public speaker and has delivered presentations at the University of Utah and Utah State University. In addition to being named the University of Utah 2014 Commencement Speaker he enjoys participating in panel discussions.
In his private time Stuart Derman believes in living life to the fullest. He is passionate about exploration and photography. Since receiving a camera at a young age, Stuart has been photographing his travels through a project he calls, A Vision of Earth. Having traveled around the globe, Stuart has participated in several expeditions ranging from summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 2009 to Crossing the remote and unforgiving Homathko Ice Field located in Waddington Range of British Columbia.
Stuart has nearly a decade of planning and executing logistically challenging trips and would love would love to help you plan your next adventure.