Derek joined Campus Waterfowl in the spring of 2015. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Business Economics in 2017. Hunting waterfowl has been a part of Derek's life for as long as he can remember. When Derek isn't hunting he enjoys shuffling through the kitchen cabinets looking for food, building Campus Waterfowl and spending time with family and friends. Derek currently resides in South Dakota with his wife Taylor. During the day he works as a real estate agent and freelance digital marketing consultant.