Derek Baune Celebrates His 5-Year Paulsen Anniversary

July 14, 2020

Derek Baune celebrated his fifth anniversary with Paulsen on July 13.

If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, Derek, Paulsen’s lead content developer, is an encyclopedia, creating outstanding visual communications for clients and Paulsen alike.

“Derek has grown so much over the last five years,” says Mike Dowling, VP, Creative Services. “He has an incredible willingness to keep learning and is eager, almost to a fault, to create the best work he possibly can. And he does!”

Derek says he’s grateful to work for a company that provides him unique opportunities to utilize his talents. “Paulsen offers me the ability to solve problems while using that creativity that’s just a part of who I am.”

Derek’s work goes beyond pointing a camera and editing shots. It also allows him to spend his time creating work he’s truly passionate about. Derek says, “I get to talk with farmers, ranchers and producers. I’m from Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and I grew up on a horse. We had cattle, pigs and all sorts of animals, so I understand where these producers are coming from. I know who they are. They’re my family.”

His background is common for many Paulsen employees, another fact Derek is thankful for. “I’m usually compiling ideas right next to someone else who’s a farm kid or has ties to the farm. So we’re all in good company. If you work at Paulsen, you probably have some attachment to sustainability or soil health or agriculture in some fashion so, I get to hang out with like-minded people that are on the same playing field. We all just have different paintbrushes.”

Prior to joining Paulsen, Derek worked as a freelance videographer for brands such as Krugerfarms.com, Under Armour, Wigwam, California Waterfowl and Habitat Forever, as well as media outlets in the outdoor recreation industry. When he isn’t shooting or editing content, it’s almost guaranteed that he’ll be found outside, hunting, exploring and chasing his two very large dogs.

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