Derek was born and raised on the North Shore and has happily called it home ever since. In his earlier years growing up in North Vancouver Derek was involved in many community sports and activities including coaching soccer and working for the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, teaching youth many types of sports and running sports and daycamps. He was a honours student at Carson Graham and went on to Graduate at UBC in Political Science in 1996. Derek was an avid organizer and social chairman within his Fraternity Sigma Chi and for the Interfraternity council.
Always an entrepreneur Dereks passion for marketing, management and entertaining led him into the hospitality business after UBC where he founded, built and was formerly the owner of Sea to Sky Hospitality which was a group of a dozen establishments including bars, restaurants, nightclubs and liquor stores on the North Shore, Downtown and in Whistler. Being experienced in business in the whole Sea to Sky corridor adds a special niche in Derek's understanding areas adjacent to the North Shore. In his past career he managed thousands of staff and management, as well as hosted millions of customers and marketed his venues with great success with hospitality and good service in mind. A key to the hospitality business is client satisfaction, repeat business and customer loyalty. This experience benefits Derek's real estate Clients and Customers knowing very well delivering on client satisfaction is very important in the process of selling your property or buying your dream home.
Derek is Married to his wonderful wife Jennifer since 2001. They are lovingly raising their four Children in West Vancouver where they have called home since marriage. With many friends and activities on the North Shore, having lived in many different neighbourhoods, and years of exploring all the beautiful and unique areas of West and North Vancouver gives Derek a home grown approach and knowledge to Real Estate. Your home is one of your greatest investments you may have. Derek is dedicated to providing excellent service and loyalty to his customers to help them realize all their home and property needs.