Derek graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He began his professional career in Colorado within the ski industry. He has over ten years of private sector accounting experience and has held managerial and controllership positions. Derek began working for Ashley Quinn in January 2011.
Before moving to Lake Tahoe in 2009, Derek and his wife Audrey spent two years traveling to eleven countries and working in New Zealand and Alaska. His interests include traveling, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking.