Director of Outdoor Programs and Club Sports
Derek holds a Master's Degree in Adventure Education from Prescott College and has held outdoor education faculty and staff positions at several colleges and universities. He is an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Rock Instructor and a graduate of the AMGA Alpine Guide's course. An active member of the Association for Experiential Education and a Lead Instructor and staff trainer with Outward Bound, Derek also holds AIARE level II avalanche and Wilderness First Responder certifications. His many years of mountain adventure have involved numerous first ascents on rock and ice, and ranged over 7 countries and 4 continents. In addition to directing MOP, he can frequently be found teaching our field courses.