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About The Author

Derek Sabori

Derek Sabori

After receiving his Studio Arts degree in 1995, Derek Sabori went to work for free; Answering the phones at the then small, start up Volcom. Since then, Derek has gone on to act as a materials purchasing manger and a Divisional Merchandising Manager and currently, Derek serves as the head of Planning & Analysis as well as the head of Environmental Affairs (aka Volcom’s V.Co-Logical Society) – all for the same Company he started with nearly thirteen years ago.

Along the way, Derek found time to get his MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine and has made it his mission to share his vision of a healthy & sustainable future for his two children by self publishing a children’s Eco-Action Adventure picture book.

Titled Lu and the Earth Bug Crew ZAP the Energy Spikes, the series is intended to reel kids into an active and healthy lifestyle that focuses on conservation and environmentalism while being a good friend and having fun doing it!

Derek currently resides in Costa Mesa, CA with his wife Sibley, his son Shaw (4 1/2), daughter Charlie (2) and their dog Tommy. If he’s not at Volcom, you might just find Derek surfing somewhere in Newport, skateboarding with his kids and/or hanging out around the house teaching himself to garden and compost.

A deeper interview with the Author; Learn more about Dereks professional background and experience in the eco-sphere. Is Derek an Eco-Expert? Find out here. Additionally, youll learn how hes able to mix his art degree and MBA in order to keep a 1st grader focused and excited about Eco-Action!


Lu and the Earth Bug Crew is written in such a simple way that kids just get it, and you see their eyes sparkle and smile as they read the book. Good job and good luck Derek.

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Derek Sabori has always wanted to be an Earth Bug.

An Eco-Action Adventure

written by Derek Sabori with illustrations by Steve Riley & Mark Adams, website by jackstin