My name is Derek Kjenstad,
welcome to my page of braggadocio!
Yes, I am that guy who wanted to became an entertainer. This is how my story is coming together, so far.
Let's start at the beginning, I grew up in a dairy and grain farm. A grain farm in the smallest of small midwest farm towns. You probably won't know it, but I'm telling you that you should! I was the typical care free kind of child growing up. I am definitely still very much that very same kid this very day.
I studied Communications at South Dakota State University (The one and only SDSU, don't fight me). Gaining a Bachelors of Science. I enveloped myself in the the business and creative content production of the advertising and video production industries as a whole.
I have countless hours in front of a camera, telling stories and making memories. However, I also have worked many more hours as behind that same camera; on and off stage development, writing, pre-production, post-production, set design, producing. Every facet of my career has blown my mind time and time again. I have gotten to get to know some of the most amazing people while working to make some great projects.
There is no such thing as a wasted experience. I work to experience a little bit of everything. You never know where someone or something will take you.
You can talk to me about the Minnesota Vikings, the politics of buying a cake and then 3 minutes later I will give you a rant about the fact that "indubitably" is the best word in the dictionary. You will never know what you will get with me, but that is also the best part of me.
Any other information you are curious about, please feel free to contact me through my contact page.