Derek first joined the Kaplen JCC part-time as a swim instructor and coach in 2017 while studying for his undergrad in Public Relations. After graduating in 2018, Derek continued his education and obtained his Master’s in Public and Organization Relations while working at Montclair State University as a student-teacher and media manager.
I ensure the JCC’s communication is heard around the community. I highlight our impressive offerings to keep a multitude of generations engaged, active, and fulfilled.
Derek was happy to join the Kaplen JCC family again in 2020 as a Project Manager to help the organization navigate its transition to a new website and CRM software, Salesforce. Derek has since then been promoted to Marketing Manager and is now the account holder for both Membership and Health & Wellness. Derek’s passion and professional experience for videography have helped the JCC develop a new presence for the marketing team. Derek looks forward to the creative messaging yet to come!