Derek is the Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of B.C. Derek practiced law in B.C. from 1975 to 1993 and was also called to the bar in Oregon in 1995. Since 1987, he has made personal development, spiritual growth, and working with others his avocation, obtaining a Diploma in Counseling in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 2003. Derek is also an accomplished speaker and workshop facilitator and is involved with several non-profit boards. He received the designation of Queens Counsel in 2004 in recognition of his work in the legal community.