Derek McGill was born and raised in Clinton, Michigan. He attended Eastern Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Derek then went on to Graduate School where he obtained an MBA with a focus in Healthcare Administration. Derek has worked in Healthcare and Human Services for the past 25 years.
He began working in a Day Care at the age of 16 and then transitioned into Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Adolescent Psych, and finally Long Term Care. Derek has been in the role of a Direct Caregiver, Youth Counselor, Recreational Therapist, Nursing Home Administrator, and Chief Executive Officer. The past 15 years he has been in Operations and Administration with the last 12 of those being specific to Long Term Care. He has operated 5 senior living communities throughout Washtenaw, Jackson, Wayne, and Oakland Counties. Derek has been at the Gilbert Residence since January 2010.
Derek lives in Brighton with his wife Julie, son Jared, daughter Natalie and dog Ashley. When he’s not working he enjoys running, biking, golfing, bowling, strength training, and coaching his son’s basketball team. Any other time he’s probably at a local pub with Julie having nachos and watching the Lions or Tigers.