In addition to his responsibilities as the Director of Middlebury Outdoor Programs, Derek advises the Middlebury Mountain Club and is responsible for both the MOO and FOO outdoor orientation programs. Derek holds an M.A. in Adventure Education from Prescott College, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has worked for a variety of college outdoor education programs in both faculty and staff positions, is an Outward Bound instructor, and a professional member of the American Mountain Guides Association. He is also an active member of the Association for Experiential Education.