Darren is a Client Services Associate at Paul R. Ried Financial Group and a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisor Networks.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Western Oregon University he worked as a Registered Representative and Life Insurance Agent in the Portland, Oregon area. He eventually returned to Alaska where he managed tourism operations for more than a dozen years, dealing with all the major cruise lines. Darren earned his MBA from Texas A&M–Commerce prior to reentering the financial industry, managing in a credit union for 7 years in Alaska and Washington.
Darren grew up in Alaska, where he developed a fondness for many outdoor activities; camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, etc. These are activities that he now enjoys sharing with his wife and children. Visiting Oregon and Washington many times over the years, he considers the Pacific Northwest a warmer version of his home state, Alaska. He moved his family to Washington permanently in 2013.