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Derek has more than 17 years of experience as a licensed Insurance Agent, offering Life, Health, Medicare and P&C coverage. He has worked as a Farmer’s Insurance agent, and has earned several of their top achievement awards, including Championship Agent and “Toppers Club” Agent. He is also a Marine Corps veteran, serving 8 years in the Infantry.
Derek added Medicare to his lines of insurance when his mother, Jackie Anderson, introduced him to her Medicare Agent, Jeff Wetzel, who is President and CEO of Bridlewood Insurance. She lives at Los Arcos assisted living in Poway, and Jeff had been their primary Medicare resource for years. One day while visiting his mother, Derek saw the “famous” monthly newsletter that Jeff sends to all his clients, and realized that they had a shared passion of helping others. He reached out to Jeff and got contracted with Bridlewood. He loves seeing the smiles on his client’s faces when he has helped them choose the right Medicare plan for their needs. He is committed to doing the right thing for his clients . . . every time! He believes protecting ones health with great insurance coverage, is the most important and rewarding part of his job.
Derek was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and joined the US Marine Corps when he was 22 years old. He settled in San Diego after leaving the military. He met his wife while serving in Japan, and he and Yukiko have been married for almost 26 years. They have 3 children – Annabelle (23), Tait (18) and Warren (17). His best friend is his 7 year old maltipoo, Chiba. Derek and Yukiko love to travel, and enjoy the outdoors. He loves seeing and learning about new places, and enjoys trying different ethnic foods from around the world. He also enjoys taking long walks with his wife and Chiba.