Derick grew up in Ada, Oklahoma where he placed faith in Christ as a teenager under the discipleship of his Christian parents. He graduated from high school in 2001 and subsequently attended East Central University of Oklahoma for his bachelor’s degree. After graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 with his Veterinary Degree, Derick married his wonderful wife Callie. They moved to College Station for Derick to complete a Veterinary Pathology residency, and Derick now works in a private diagnostic company as a veterinary pathologist. Derick and Callie love living in Aggieland and were recently blessed to have their first baby, Kate.