Derek is a Class A Member of the PGA of America. Following graduation from the University of Windsor where he earned an honours degree from the faculty of Human Kinetics with a focus on Movement Science, Derek moved to Florida to attend school at the Golf Academy of the South in Orlando.
Derek has worked and taught as an Assistant Professional at Blue Hill Country Club in Boston MA, Governors Club in Chapel Hill NC and Brier Creek in Raleigh NC before returning to Florida as the Head Professional at Hernando Oaks Golf & CC north of Tampa. Building on his passion for teaching and helping players all all ability levels improve their golf games, Derek left the country club side of the golf business and joined the team at GolfTec Tampa in order to teach full time.
With over 20 years of teaching, Derek has extensive experience with Launch Monitor technology and Video Analysis and uses his expertise to simplify concepts and help students focus on building skill and not get bogged down and confused with technique.