Derek is a strong advocate for the importance of Northern BC’s economy and works closely with communities, non-profits and First Nations across the region to build a strong and diversified economy in central and northern British Columbia.
While completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, Derek was an Economic Development Intern at the Trust. Upon graduation, Derek immediately began a career in Community Development based in Prince Rupert B.C.
Derek rejoined Northern Development as the Director of Economic Development in 2017 and works collaboratively with communities throughout central and northern B.C. to identify economic development priorities and align them with funding and capacity building opportunities.
Reach Derek directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org