When performing Derek tries to be the same as in his life, to stay relaxed as much as possible. He can fight the pressure, or even better, transform that pressure into positive energy! He needs a challenge to perform well.
He is able to adapt his skills very quickly to every track. He always tries all the modules, and loves speed, air time and the technical aspects.
He tried almost every sport until he found his two sports: ice hockey, which he played from the age of 10 until he was 18, and skiing, which he's been teaching freestyle for 9 years now. These two sports made it clear to him that Ice Cross Downhill would be THE sport of his life !
He was born in Boston, USA, and moved to Switzerland when he was 4 years old.