By looking at Derek Tellier’s desk, you wouldn’t guess that he is a professor. His desk is strewn with guitar picks, CD’s and other things related to music. Derek is in the popular band called High Octane. Most Saturday nights you can find him playing his base guitar in different venues across the Twin Cities. When he is not rocking out, he can be found spending quite time on his deck, which backs up to a wooded forest. Derek also loves hanging out with his family. They enjoy going to Valley Fair and have season passes. Even with a full plate, Derek still finds time to write poetry and short stories. Some of his writings have been published!