Derrick Parsons

Derrick Parsons

Age: 35.

Job title/occupation/place of employment: Account Executive with English Insurance in Dyersville and Dubuque.

Volunteer activities: Serve on the boards for Dyersville Mercy Heath Foundation, Dyersville Economic Development Corporation, Dyersville Young Professionals and coaching children’s sports teams.

Education: Bachelor of arts from the University of Northern Iowa

Family: Wife, Michelle; children, Jaxson, 9; Adrianne, 7; and Bo, 4.

Person most inspirational to me and why: Two part answer: My wife inspires me every day to be a great husband and father. And, my parents inspired me to always be a good person first.

Favorite thing to do outside of work: Spend time with family and friends. Coaching and attending our kids’ activities. Going to Iowa football games in the fall.

One word to describe me: Passionate.

What’s one thing that most people would be surprised to know about you: I love to cook. There is something about preparing a meal that is very relaxing to me.

Greatest fear: Failure

What’s the one thing you are most passionate about in your life: Helping people. Nothing feels better than knowing you were able to help another person, no matter how you did it. Make a difference in someone’s life.