Derek was born and raised in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan where his parents and one brother still reside. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. With 18 years of industry experience, including 9 years with a major bank-owned brokerage firm, the main focus of his practice is on retirement income strategy and conservative wealth management.
Derek is a former competitive curler turned curling volunteer and an 11 time provincial participant losing in the 2004 provincial mixed final. He was Chair of the 2011 Ford Men’s World Curling Championship and is an active member of the Royal Regina Golf Club.
Derek's wife, Tracy is a teacher at Elsie Mironuck School. Together, they have two daughters - Paige (6) and Hailey (4) as well as the family pup, Tucker.
Insurance products and services are provided through Assante Estate and Insurance Services Inc.