Derek joined Campus Waterfowl in the spring of 2015. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Business Economics in 2017. Hunting waterfowl has been a part of Derek's life for as long as he can remember. When Derek isn't hunting he enjoys shuffling through the kitchen cabinets looking for food, building Campus Waterfowl and spending time with family and friends. Derek currently resides in South Dakota with his wife, Taylor, and dog, Hudson. During the day he works as a freelance digital marketer, content creator and real estate agent.
Currently, a student at South Dakota State University studying Conservation Planning and Land Management, Payton Jahnke joined Campus Waterfowl as a creative intern in the fall of 2020 during Campus Waterfowl’s Collegiate Waterfowl Tour as they visited South Dakota State University. While pursuing his studies at SDSU, he takes full advantage of living in South Dakota hunting waterfowl and shooting photography. Since 2018, Payton has been working with Banded photographing key moments of what it means to chase the flight as a waterfowler. One of Payton’s favorite moments as a photographer happens twice a year when the million of snow geese migrate through the northern parts of South Dakota. In the near future, Payton plans to continue inspiring social media users with his content captured portraying the preparation, scout, hunt and the success of managing waterfowl in South Dakota. Using his degree, he hopes to help farmers around the United States plan and build future habitat for waterfowl and other species to call home and persist.