Employed in the field of Health care administration, he is better known for being the patriarch of the family vlogging channel Deru Crew Vlogs.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Weber State University. He then studied osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences before getting his Master of Business Administration at Rockhurst University.
He got his certification for open water scuba diving.
He and his wife Julie Deru have children named Emma, Cooper and Porter. In November 2017, they announced they were expecting their fourth child together.
He is the brother-in-law of Beau Griffiths, Ruby Franke, Bonnie Hoellein and Ellie Mecham.