Derek graduated from Thomas College with a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting.

He earned certification with the Maine Board of Accountancy in 2001.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Has worked in public accounting for over 18 years providing tax preparation, attestation and consulting services to individuals, nonprofit organizations and other small businesses, along with tax preparation and advisory services to trusts and estates.

Derek serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity. He lives in Waterville with his wife Lori and daughters Olivia and Madison. In his free time he enjoys golfing and homebrewing.