Derek possesses both a Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours) and a Bachelor of Education degrees from Brock University. Derek has previously served as the Executive Director of the British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and also coordinated the marketing, sponsorship, and game day production for the Swift Current Broncos Hockey Club. Derek is also an Ontario Certified Teacher and taught all levels of elementary school for almost a decade. During six of those years, he served as Athletic Director at Woodstock Trinity School. He currently works for Joblinks Employment Services, supervising and job coaching those with disabilities on job sites. From a volunteer perspective, Derek has volunteered with various sport organizations his entire life in a variety of capacities. He currently does Statistical Analysis for the Wilfrid Laurier University Women’s Hockey Team. Derek also currently serves on the board of directors for the Woodstock Navy Vets Jr. C Hockey Team and has done so for nine years. He is also currently the President of the Woodstock Minor Hockey Association. Derek began bowling in 2016 and has won three Ontario Championships thus far. He also skipped his men’s fours team to a Canadian Championship in 2019.