- Has a PhD in Ecological Sciences with a concentration in conservation, especially conservation of waterways and wetlands.
- River Keeper Tribe
Homid: Derek stands around 6'3" in this form, he is broad in the shoulders and has an athletic build. Usually he wears a button down with a lose tie, but sometimes a tank top, and khakis with some sort of flat bill snapback. He has short brown hair with a close trimmed beard of the same color.
Crinos: Standing at nearly 17 feet tall Derek is a towering figure of brown fur, gnashing teeth, and razor sharp claws in this form.
Ursine: In this form Derek looks like a brown bear of immense size.
- Derek was born on April 15, 1985 in Kodiak, Alaska.
- Derek left Kodiak shortly after graduating high school in May of 2003, to move to Gainesville, FL for college
- Derek underwent his first change on his journey to college on August 10, 2003.
- He met Kyle shortly after arriving in Gainesville, and was introduced to Harry, Jackie, and Crystal soon after.
- Derek graduated with his B.S in Ecology on June 3rd, 2006.
- He gained his M.S in Ecology in June of 2007.
- On May 14th, 2011 Derek graduated from the University of Florida with his PhD in Ecology.
- Moved back to Atlanta, with his pack, in July of 2017; after ending a period of travelling and research.
- Derek actually thinks right shark was cooler to watch
- If he answers to Kodi he has actually slipped into another personality
- Is in love with three members of his pack - the forth...not so much