Derik was born in Indiana but was raised on the beautiful beaches of Florida. He attended the University of Central Florida, which is where he obtained his BFA in Musical Theatre. Since graduating from college, he has worked regionally with companies such as: The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, The Roxy Regional Theatre, The Alhambra Dinner Theatre, The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, and many more. He has also had the privilege to travel the world as a lead soloist with Aida Cruises. When not working, Derik enjoys cooking, working out, playing beach volleyball, and binging Netflix series. He currently resides in NYC.