Our team

We're a growing passionate collective of experienced outdoor enthusiasts, dedicated researchers, and knowledgeable writers. Each team member brings unique insights and a shared love for the great outdoors, ensuring our content is not just informative, but also imbued with real-life experiences and practical wisdom.

We're here to equip you with everything you need to embark on your next adventure. Join us as we make the path to outdoor exploration accessible, safe, and exhilarating for everyone.

  • Derek Herman

    Derek Herman


    A seasoned backpacker with a passion for the great outdoors that stems from a deep-seated love for exploration and a firm belief in the therapeutic power of nature. Mixing his love for outdoor adventures and years of experience developing technology, Derek has crafted his vision into a unique platform that harmoniously combines the best of both worlds.

  • Dominic Watts

    Dominic Watts

    Product Researcher

    With a keen eye for quality and an extensive understanding of what works best in the wild, Dom's expertise is invaluable. Having spent countless hours exploring trails, he uses his firsthand experience to test products, ensuring that our recommendations are reliable and suited to the varying demands of outdoor adventuring.

  • Lillian Clarke

    Lillian Clarke


    An outdoor lover herself, and dog Mom to Luna, Lily understands the importance of detailed, accurate information and brings this perspective to her work. Her exceptional editorial skills are matched only by her passion for the great outdoors, which she loves exploring as often as she can.

  • Luna


    Trail Scout

    Our four-legged adventurer is a crucial member of the team. Luna is more than just our companion; Luna often leads the way during our adventures. Her presence amplifies our love for nature, reminding us that joy can indeed be found in the journey.

Derek Herman

Our aim is to enhance your outdoor experience, providing you with comprehensive planning tools, guides and practical tips, plus in-depth product reviews tailored to meet the needs of both beginners and experienced outdoor enthusiasts.

Derek Herman
Founder/CEO of Trailprep