Derrick is originally from a small city called Utica, located in Central New York. In High school he played multiple sports including cross country, track & field, and lacrosse. Lacrosse was the only sport Derrick decided to fully commit to into college. He played at NCAA Division 3 Well College, also located in Central New York. He graduated May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Science of Criminal Justice and a double Minor in Psychology and Sociology. While doing Lacrosse he used Crossfit to help him keep in shape in season. It's then he fell in love with fitness and health, and devoted most of his time learning more about it. This included taking additional like sports psychology to progress his career. Derrick looks forward to training all different kinds of people and creating healthier lives.