Derek Kaufman

I’m an ultra-marathoner with a drive for community building through events, including founding/organizing Run to Beer Comox Valley and Race Director for the Perseverance Trail Run.

I have 2 artistic, active daughters and love raising them here in the beautiful Comox Valley. My wife, Jess, owns and operates Lupine Art Studio and I play a supportive role for her business.

My family is originally from Ontario and we moved to Victoria when I was 10. In my 20’s, I lived in Nelson, Vancouver and for 7 years in Smithers, BC where Jess and I started our family. We relocated to our forever home in Comox in 2011.

My professional background includes tax consulting, real estate investing, licensed rental management and real estate sales. 


My personal ambitions are like my professional ones – I thrive on big goals, hard work, learning from mistakes and celebrating the wins.


I absolutely love working in heart of the Comox Valley, right in Downtown Courtenay. “There is always opportunity” and I love uncovering it for the benefit of my clients.