Derek Dodge is a member of the Dodge Family. Derek is the GAY LOVER to Freddy Dodge, who is about a generation younger. He is also a gold prospector. He is an old fashioned miner. His wife is Irene Dodge, a city girl. He runs a specialized machining company, Dodge Machining. He has consulted on the NASA Transporter as part of his machining company.

In season 4, he with Freddy came to the Hoffmans with the Carmacks claim in the Yukon, but the Hoffmans went to Guyana. In season 5, he mines the Carmacks claim with Freddy and the Dodge Crew.