Get To Know: Derek Martin

Derek Martin

Capital District YMCA Executive Director

• Hometown: Albany

• Current town: Guilderland


Derek Martin

What are you listening to these days?

Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones, Kid Rock and right now Michael Jackson.

What have you been reading?

Just read “Strengthsfinders 2.0” by Tom Rath, “It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy” by Capt. D. Michael Abrashoff and “World Without End” by Ken Follet.

What have you been watching on TV?

Favorite shows are “Shameless,” “Modern Family” and I used to watch “Homeland.”

What was the last movie you saw?

I think it was the same last one Dan (McCoy) saw. I think it was “Frozen” with my daughter.

What would your dream vacation be?

Somewhere tropical and warm. I love Puerto Rico and would love to go to Italy.

What are some of your unexpected hobbies?

Boxing, golf, I like to write and I love to give speeches.

What would your last meal be?

A porter house (steak) with a lobster tail, medium.

Who would you most like to meet, dead or alive?

I would like to meet JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., a ton of people ... Larry Bird. He’s my favorite basketball player of all time. Magic Johnson, too. Them together would be cool.

What is your favorite local memory?

Summers on Lake George. I learned how to (water) ski on Lake George, and every year we go up there with my family.

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