Darrin was born in Tacoma, WA and raised in the Portland, OR area. He wrestled and played football at Oregon City High School before entering into the military with the Army National Guard. Darrin started his apprenticeship with Local 669 in 1988. After becoming a journeyman, he took on the JATC instructor role for District 1 in 1998. In 2002 Darrin was elected as Business Agent for District 1. In 2009 he was appointed Assistant Business Manager for the Western Region, where he continues to serve the membership and assist the National Officers, Business Agents and Organizers where needed. Darrin feels strongly about organizing. He is passionate about helping workers pursue a better life for themselves and their family. He still loves getting out and talking to workers on jobsites when he can. He also enjoys connecting with members at the union meetings.
When Darrin is not traveling, he enjoys spending time with family. He and his wife, Darcy, have 2 grown children, and enjoy camping, hiking and spending time with family and friends. When Darrin needs some “me” time he hits the road on his Harley Davidson.