Derik began his insurance career in 2007 after completing his studies at Stephen F. Austin. He has obtained insurance designations as Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), as well as Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS). With his 17 years in the insurance industry, Derik developed expertise in commercial business, specifically in trucking/transportation, garage, agribusiness, manufacturing, and construction. Derik has been blessed with two children. When he is not watching one of their activities, he tries to play a round of golf and visit friends and family.