Derrick is an LPN who started out as a caregiver in the United States. It all began with a newly discovered fondness for the geriatric populace, which led him to his first career in healthcare as a health care assistant in residential care. Upon his arrival to Canada, a guidance counselor convinced him to pursue practical nursing, and this provided him with an even deeper sense of fulfillment. Just when he thought there could never be anything more rewarding than taking care of individuals who are at the latter stages of their lives, an opportunity to teach and inspire others to have the same compassion to do so presented itself. He accepted his current role as Clinical Instructor for the Drake Medox College HCA program, and is loving his craft more than ever. Derrick’s personal commitment to providing the highest level of person centered care sets the bar high for his students who are preparing to embark on their new careers.