Western Oregon University: B.S in Biology, 2010. George Fox University: Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2015.
Derek has been with PT Northwest since 2015. He is originally from Nebraska where he grew up being very active on his family’s farm. He has been involved in several sports since he was young and is proud to have had the opportunity to play at the collegiate level. He was initially introduced to physical therapy through injuries he experienced as a young athlete, and he developed the desire to become a physical therapist after spending time as a student at PT Northwest’s Monmouth clinic. As a Physical Therapist, the most rewarding part of his job is that he gets to work with a multitude of different people and to help them achieve their goals. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, especially with camping, hiking, and swimming. He enjoys reading and is still an avid Corn Huskers fan.