Derek Payne grew up on a cattle farm in Marceline, MO, and attended Missouri Western State University. While in school, Derek volunteered hundreds of hours for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation, and worked on a wildlife ranch as well. Since graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management, Derek’s career has included working at Cabela’s as a Wildlife & Land Management salesman, selling tractors and implements, and as a regional director for the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), where he received the #1 Top Gun award out of all regional directors nationwide. He turned to real estate to pursue his passion of bringing together conservation and hunting heritage one transaction at a time. His ongoing mission is to connect buyers and sellers with a piece of land they can improve upon and make memories to last a lifetime. When not working real estate, Derek enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, including his wife, Britni. He is a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and Quality Deer Management Association, and is a volunteer with the NWTF Springtown Wattlenecks in Kearney, MO. With a passion for the outdoors and an extensive background in the wildlife arena, Derek brings a unique and personal perspective to selling land, along with the utmost professionalism and desire to succeed for you.