As the sun illuminates our world and sustains life, Solstik radiates the force of light through skateboarding, music, photography, and other creative outlets. Solstik Founder Derran Eaddy has a life-long history of creative expressionism and social advocacy that has found him riding for element Skateboards, performing music at Vans events, and showing his digital photography in DC galleries. As an education advocate, he was appointed by then-Governor Bruce King to serve as a New Mexico Commissioner on Higher Education. Derran currently lives in DC where he has been a consultant to Federal Agencies under Obama and Bush. for more.