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Derek K.


State College, PA

Member since:

January 7, 2013

What is your current business or business idea?

Kalp Landscape Architecture

What is your background as an entrepreneur?

I have relied on my design business as either a sole source of income or in tandem with a full-time position (as I do now at Penn State) since graduating from PSU in 1994. After many ups and downs, and a formative experience working in Seattle, I have built a reputation and client base over the years in the Centre Region and beyond with my campus and residential projects.

What do you think you will be able to provide to the group?

I hope to offer a unique perspective as a business owner in the design field. It would be great if I could help others on a similar path.

What are you hoping to get from the group?

I have a lot to learn! I would like to get some new perspectives on how to improve the way I do business.


I'm a landscape architect working full-time for Penn State's Campus Planning + Design Office and I've had my own private consulting business for many years. I'd appreciate sharing ideas with other local business owners. I hope to meet you all soon.


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