Darren began square dancing at the age of thirteen. He was immediately drawn to the music and the calling of square dancing. The instructor, Darryl Hamilton, gave Darren his first square dance record, "Something About You Baby I Like," and taught him to call. He called his first full dance for the Valley Whirlers Square Dance Club in Santa Maria at age 15. His parents, also square dancers, had to take him to that first dance. It wasn't long after that dance that Darren became the club caller for the Valley Whirlers.
For the past 30 years, calling has taken him to clubs and festivals all over the state of California, and various cities in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and British Columbia, Canada. He has recorded numerous square dance records on several square dance labels. Currently, he keeps busy calling for many clubs throughout Southern California. He calls and teaches for Cuesta Squares in San Luis Obispo, California.