Derek Fertig was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He attended Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio majoring in Network Administration and Security; he received his Associates Degree in 2009.
He is CompTIA A+, Network +, and Security + certified. In 2004 he began his career in the I.T. field as a Computer Specialist for the City of Hudson, Ohio until he joined Pioneer Physicians Network in 2010 as IT Manager.
When away from the computer, Derek enjoys sports, church activities, and just being a Dad to his two children.