Derek Baade

Partner, Relationship Manager

Domicile State: WA
California Insurance License #: 0L74633

I was born in a small Missouri town and enjoyed the Midwestern lifestyle. When it came time to move on and choose where I was going to attend college, I used my golfing abilities to earn a scholarship to New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces New Mexico. There I honed my skills and found my passion for finance inside the classroom. I graduated with a Bachelors in Finance, and as a starting member of the Men’s golf team. Shortly after college, I turned professional in golf and pursued the dream. Golf took me all over the country, and I was fortunate enough to play tremendous venues and meet even better people along the way. I was able to win a few small events, but ultimately realized I wanted to pursue a career in finance.

The people skills I learned traveling the country, and knowledge I learned in the classroom have led to me choosing this career. I truly enjoy learning about someone’s life, their current situation and figuring out the best way to help get them to where they ultimately want to be. The joy on people’s faces when they realize their future is within grasp, is unmeasurable. I live in Vancouver, and couldn’t have asked for a better place to set down the roots. I look forward to the ever-changing landscape and any adventures that cross my path.