Derek Wieringa

Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Meet Derek Wieringa, born and raised in Hudsonville, MI where he married his best friend, Lindsey Wieringa. Derek enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 with Charlie Surgical Company. He received an honorable discharge in 2012.

Derek began to struggle as he transitioned from military significance back into the civilian world. Times got very dark and hope began to disappear. 

In 2018, Derek ran into Jesse Johnson-Brower and his amazing organization, VetGR. Upon joining and enrolling into VetGR, Derek has rid himself of all VA medications, he’s at a much healthier mental state, he feels better physically, he has a sense of significance again and ultimately, Derek understands that God still has a plan for him on this planet. You can’t put a price tag on that! Derek now works for VetGR as the Director of Operations, is co-owner of the web design company Veteran Promotions, public speaker, and is pursuing his bachelors degree in business administration. Life has turned for the good. He is now dedicated to helping veterans, first responders, and their families go through what he has grown through.