Derrick is a Colorado native & retired veteran. Derrick served in the US Navy as a Lead Antiterrorism Assessor/Trainer, Chief Military Police Investigator and High Risk Instructor. Once retired Derrick held the position of Program Administrator of a 24 hr., homeless shelter, a US Vets Initiative in Waianae, HI for 2 years. Upon returning to Colorado, Derrick took a contract position as Emergency Management, UASI Logistics Coordinator with the Denver Office of Emergency Management.
OSHA and CPI trained and certified, Derrick brings an element to Father Woody’s Haven of Hope we have never had. Safety protocols, written policies, and emergency plans that increas the level of safety and allows us to provide a more peaceful environment for our guests. Derrick could have gone the route of private security and high income, but as a licensed minister his heart is in service and his passion is for the homeless, marginalized and struggling.