Derek enjoys putting his skills in health care administration to use in a place where clients are more than just numbers or charts. His passion is to bridge teams, build collaborative relationships, share knowledge and experience to ensure there is a support structure that optimizes opportunities for success.
He has a Certificate in Support Work from George Brown College, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Medal for Community Services based on his practicum experience performance, as well as assisting other students who were struggling with topics or concepts.
His personal passion is the outdoors, being active and exploring the great Canadian wilderness. When he is not at work, you’ll find him in his kayak, paddling across a glass smooth lake or along a still river. Taking in the beauty of his surroundings gives him a chance to step out of the race, pause and reflect about where he has been and where he wants the journey to take him, as well as give thanks for the many blessings in his life.