Darren grew up in Minot, North Dakota, near the airport where his father worked at North Central Airlines. His passion for all things aviation and eventual career in aviation began while working at Pietsch Flying Service in the late 80’s. In 1995, Darren was hired by Fargo Jet Center to start and manage the line service department in which he served through August of 2003. Now serving as Vice President of Marketing for the company, he leads the marketing efforts of Fargo Jet Center, Premier Jet Center and Exclusive Aircraft Sales. Darren served on the National Business Aviation Association Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee (2005–2012) and was chairman of the committee in 2011. Darren also serves on the leadership of the Fargo Airsho planning committee and volunteers at the Fargo Air Museum.