I had the pleasure to work with Derek back in 1997 on the set of "Journey to Italy". The producers (Men of Odyssey) wanted a big name --such as Ken Ryker. I insisted on Derek: upon watching him in "Tradewinds", I was taken with his good looks and, at the same time, his sexual prowess (if you've seen him deep throat Jeff Stryker, you know what I'm talking about). Journey was a success. In 1998, I flew Derek back to Italy for a public appearance at Milan's MiSex and a show at the Art Club in Desenzano: the first porn star show in Italy. Ever. Here's the picture that landed the cover of "Adam" magazine, distributed in all newsstands at the time.