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Name: Derron Wilks.
Family: Girlfriend, Brandy Evans; six children; mom, Bridget Porter; sister, Danielle Adams.
Residence: Yuba City.
Occupation: Student at Yuba College.
Hobbies, interests: Playing and watching basketball; playing the piano.
Where do you get your news? Appeal-Democrat, Internet and print.
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? After serving in the Navy for four years I moved here from Sacramento. I didn't know the area; my mom got a house out here.
What do you like about the Yuba-Sutter area? That it's away from everything. People can't just pop in for a visit — it's too far.
Where would you like to retire to someday? The Fiji Islands or Australia — I've been there while I was in the Navy.
Where did you visit while you were in the Navy? I was stationed in Japan — I have been to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Guam, Moscow, to Paris twice and Singapore.
Anyplace else you would like to visit? I would like to go to Egypt.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? I met Jason Thompson from the Sacramento Kings — I was at Full Court Restaurant in Sacramento.
After taking care of the basics, what would you do with a million dollars? Buy a midnight blue BMW 6 Series convertible.
Favorite sports team: The Dallas Mavericks. When I was younger I liked all the basketball teams and had to pick one — I liked the Mavericks' colors.
Who has had a strong influence in your life? My grandma.
Tell us about a memorable experience: Going into the military. I was happy to get out of Sacramento.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A basketball player.
What is your dream job? NBA analyst.
What would you like to see different in the community? More jobs.
What is your pet peeve? A dirty house.
What do you like about yourself? My ambition, my drive....and my good looks, of course.
Favorite movie: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" with Gene Wilder.
Favorite television show: "Family Guy."