Dedrick is originally from a small agricultural town in the South. His family moved to Sunnyvale when he was 6, but he spent most summers on his grandparents’ farm land helping as much as they would let him. After high-school, Dedrick attended the University of Northern Iowa where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. After graduation he moved to Taipei, Taiwan to study at Stanford’s International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University. After living and working in Taiwan for nearly 6 years Dedrick moved back to the US to expand his career in financial services. Dedrick is a Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley for a small number of families and business owners. Dedrick and his wife have called the East Bay home for nearly 13 years. They spend most weekends showing their son the many places that the Bay Area has to offer, including Hidden Villa. They also enjoy traveling, cooking and spending as much time as they can with family and friends.