Derek grew up in Lester Prairie and graduated from Lester Prairie School. He then attended the University of Minnesota and earned a degree in Mortuary Science in 2001. Derek joined the McBride staff in 2001. He and his wife Jenny currently live in Lester Prairie with their three sons Zach, Owen and Eli. Derek and his family are members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. He is on the coaching staff for the Lester Prairie Football team. His interests are the outdoors, sports and playing cards.