Derek grew up in a small town in southwest Kansas, hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors. He moved to Texas after high school to attend college at Lubbock Christian University. After graduating college, Derek took on a general manager role with a construction company where he gained small business and Quickbooks experience.
After several years in Texas, Derek and his wife decided to pack up and move to Utah to enjoy the great outdoor access and fun city life. Derek spent his first two years in Utah at as a non-profit accountant before joining SLC Bookkeeping. The employee-centeredness and small business culture drew him to join the team.
When he’s not working, Derek can be found in the mountains; skiing, hiking, traveling to new places or training for his next ultramarathon.