CrossFit Level One Certified
3 Years of Coaching Experience
9 Credits in Kinesiology

Athletic History

2013 and 2014 CrossFit Open Competitor, Canada West


Video games, Marvel movies


In June 2013, Derek joined Raincity Athletics just as it opened its doors, making innumerable technical improvements and strength gains under the top-notch tutelage of passionate coaches. He received his Level One Trainer designation that October. A year and a half after his first punishing WOD, Derek is thrilled to be added to the Raincity Athletics staff.

If you had told Derek at any point between the ages of 14-19 he would be athletic, he would probably not have believed you. As an adult, he had been lifting weights in the gym for about five years without seeing the results he wanted.

Enter CrossFit. Derek took up “the sport of fitness” while living and working as a news reporter in the frigid far north of B.C., where there wasn’t much else to do. There was no doubting the rapidly accumulating social and physical benefits of working out in that first CrossFit box. Derek became hooked and set his sights on the longer-term goal of coaching almost immediately.