Darrell graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Communications. After 12 years in Corporate Communications with Deluxe Corporation, he worked in similar capacities with McKesson Health Solutions and Pentair-Hoffman Enclosures.
In 2002, Darrell started his own investment advisory firm and he lives in White Bear Lake with his wife. They have two children with families of their own, including seven grandchildren. His interests include travel, church activities, community service, and many outdoor hobbies.