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Derek Thocker

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Facts

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

Profile

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.

Education

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

2015

Ball State University, Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis

2018

Experience

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.