Derek received a dual BS from the State University of New York at Oneonta in Environmental Biology and GIS. Prior to working for CCE he spent his summers interning for Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District. There he worked with county residents and municipalities to mitigate natural resource loss and water degradation by implementing best management practices. Derek started with CCE in October of 2011 and is responsible for Project Watershed, Wasp Watchers, acting/interim supervisor for CommuniTree Stewards, facilitates the Otisco Lake Advisory Committee, and manages the GIS database. Derek is a native of Otisco, NY and has a particular fondness for the outdoors and conservation.