Derek and his wife Ally reside in Caledonia and he was born and raised in Grand Rapids. Derek has been in the insurance industry since 2018 and started with AIC in May of 2022. He loves insurance because everyone needs it and everyday is something new. He enjoys meeting new people and the challenge of finding them the best solutions. In college, Derek was a swimmer, and later a Division 1 swim coach. These days he is an avid scuba diver, photographer and enjoys exercising. One of his favorite travel destinations is Key West.