Derik joined the Admissions team at Lake Area Tech in July 2022. His education includes earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management with minors in Marketing and Management and a Master’s degree in Sport and Recreation Administration from South Dakota State University. His background experience is primarily in sports, especially football. Throughout his college tenure at SDSU, he worked in a variety of roles with the football team. In his free time, Derik enjoys spending time with family, especially his wife Hannah and their dog Daisy, and friends. He also enjoys watching and playing sports, such as football and basketball, and going to concerts and sporting events.