Desmond has been committed to the field of education since 2001. He began as an educational assistant for the Ermineskin Tribe, followed by working for Louis Bull Education. He completed the Aboriginal leadership, governance and management program with The Banff Centre and was elected in 2013 to Council for the Louis Bull Tribe. Desmond views renewable energy as important for employment and development opportunities, and for youth involvement in their Nation. Desmond has successfully led and fundraised to advance solar energy projects for his Nation.