Senior Director, West & Northwest Regions

Derek Abbey

Office Location: San Diego

Top Character Strengths



Personality Profile

What character strength do you value the most and why?
I value honesty the most.  It is the foundation that trust and integrity are built upon.

How do your top character strengths support your work at TMF?
Fairness and honesty lend to a positive environment no matter the situation. Appreciation of beauty and excellence allows me to approach the work of TMF with a positive mindset. Having joy in what you do removes it from the “work” category.

What do you enjoy most about working with veterans, survivors, and inspired civilians?
I love having a positive impact on people, especially a population that I have a passion for serving. I love interacting with the people that we work with and for.

More About Derek



BA & BS History - Oregon State University, MA Higher Education Leadership - University of San Diego.


Skills and Expertise

Group Dynamics, Organization Development, Public Speaking.


Passions and Interests

Outdoors, Fitness, Searching for Missing American Service Members.


Military Connection

U.S. Marine.

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