Fun fact: Derek enjoys spending weekends exploring our region and beyond on bicycle, which he believes is the best way to really get a sense of the diversity of the places in which we live. Derek is also a big proponent of dark skies as a means to reconnect us with nature, and of high-speed rail as a means to better connect us with each other.
Derek is a Project Manager in Civiltech’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Civiltech, Derek worked in the public sector where he managed projects in a variety of disciplines including transportation, energy efficiency, and storm water management. From this experience, he brings a strong understanding of municipal engineering. Derek specializes in pedestrian and bicycle facility design and served on the Northwest Municipal Conference Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee for over a decade. Derek also brings successful experience in securing and administering grants for transportation improvement funding.