Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Derek graduated from GRHS in 1990. He attended Saint John’s University and graduated with a degree in business management in 1994. He moved back to Grand Rapids in 1995 to become a salesman for Anderson Glass. In 2006, he along with his brother purchased Anderson glass from their father.
Derek specializes in the residential side of the business along with the financial aspect of the business. Derek is currently active in the community on the government affairs committee of the Chamber of Commerce. In the past he has served on the economic development board for the city, the Northern Minnesota Builders Association board of directors, and the YMCA board.
Derek’s hobbies include hunting and fishing and watching his boys compete in multiple different sports with his wife of 18 years, Sarah.