Derek joined Plancorp in 2018 after spending the previous three years of his career as a financial advisor in Boulder, Colorado. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, he is passionate about helping people make financial decisions tailored to the life they want to live. Derek has found that we often times fail to do the things we desire most in life because we never plan for them to happen. Today, he helps clients overcome this by showing them how to align their money with their values to get the most out of life with what they have.
Derek has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning. He grew up in a small town near St. Joseph, MO and married his wife, Katie, in 2012. They are now experiencing the wonderful joys of parenthood after the birth of their first daughter, Hazel Frances, on Christmas Eve of 2017. In his free time, Derek enjoys reading, playing guitar, travel, hiking, and photography.