Derek is a husband and father first and foremost. A Wyoming native, he was raised with an appreciation for the outdoors and has spent the better part of his life pursuing new adventures well beyond local boundaries.
Professionally, Derek has earned a living in the outdoor industry for more than twenty years as a licensed hunting and fishing guide in Wyoming and Alaska and as a hunting consultant since 2011. He has extensive world-wide experience developing new destinations for exotic big game and fishing opportunities with some of the industries’ finest operators. These travels have taken him to more than two dozen countries across six of the world’s seven continents.
Closer to home, Derek has taken a number of western and midwestern big game trophies as well as a majority of Alaska’s most desirable species including Dall sheep, caribou, moose, coastal brown bear, black bear, mountain goat and Sitka deer.
After graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2008, Derek proposed to his wife on the Great Wall of China and now happily reside in Casper, WY with their two children.
Derek brings a wealth of industry and outdoor knowledge to Hunt-Nation and we are fortunate to have him on our team assisting our clients and sharing his experience and passion for the outdoors.