Derrick Grant founded and administers Elder Guru. He began social work by chance. Fresh out of college with a degree in English, he was desperate for a job and landed as a social worker in a nursing home. He was hooked on aging from there, going on to work as a program manager at an area agency on aging, then as the director of an adult day care facility. He now works on Medicaid public policy.

When he’s not writing at Elder Guru, Derrick enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, exercise, and writing for pleasure.