Derek graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Philosophy. While in college, he interned at an after school program for troubled children/adolescents. Upon graduation, Derek started working at NHS EAC; an extended acute care unit for people with Mental Health diagnoses. He gained invaluable experience during this time and used it as a springboard to get into management to further help people move forward in their lives. This opportunity was provided by Keystone Human Services where he was hired as a Program Director in their ID Residential Programming. After his time at Keystone, Derek then was hired as a Program Manager at Typical Life Corporation in April of 2015.
In May 2016, he was promoted to his current position of Associate Director of Services. Derek takes pride in his work and wants to continue to help people live fulfilling, meaningful lives. It is his goal to give the people he supports opportunities to develop and grow into the person that they want to be. In his spare time, Derek is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his friends and dog Rex.