Derek received his Juris Doctor in 2020 from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. After his second year of law school Derek worked for the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic contributing to youth criminal justice, family, and civil law files. Prior to law school Derek completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours and the Co-operative education program from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba with a major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Derek is originally from the city of Morden, and moved to Winnipeg for his undergraduate degree. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, staying active, and spending time with friends and family.