Derek Thocker

Board Certified Behavior Analyst



I own a home sewing business, making custom bags for bicycles.

I am moderately fluent in guitar, piano, harmonica, and mandolin.

I plan to complete a 100 mile single-day gravel bike race in 2019

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." -Albert Einstein


I am married to a beautifully independent woman and have two amazing sons. I love to spend time with my family and friends, play music, and do anything in nature. I fell in love with the science of Applied Behavior Analysis after my first month at DE. I am convinced ABA could change the world.


Sienna Heights University, Bachelors Degree in Community Service, Family Systems


Ball State University, Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis



Prior to DE, I worked in residential respite and was a paraprofessional within a high school. I worked as a behavior technician at DE for over 3 years prior to completing my graduate degree.