My name is Derek. I have 3 siblings. I also have 1 niece and 2 nephews who I love spending time with! I am originally from Muskegon, so I grew up spending a lot of time at Lake Michigan. However, I have lived in Kalamazoo for over 10 years now. I earned my master's degree from WMU, so I am a Bronco alum!! I have 2 cats, Lady and Layla. I love reading, spending time outdoors, watching sports, musicals/theatre, and much more. I am a HUGE Bronco Sports fan, so I try to attend as many WMU sporting events as I can.
My strengths are Context, Developer, Empathy, Positivity, and Includer!