Derrick has lived in Fort McMurray for over 20 years. With a background in Engineering from the University of Alberta. He began working at Suncor’s Base plant in 1998, spending time in Operations, Maintenance, Technical and Projects. In early 2020 he joined Syncrude as a secondee to lead a Safety Task Force. Currently he is supporting Suncor’s Fort Hills organization. He also sits on several other community boards and is the President for the HUB Family Resource Centre and Treasurer for the Wood Buffalo Wellness Society.