Daren has been in the tech industry for over fifteen years and has worn many hats: sales person, web designer, developer, support desk, systems administrator, network engineer and IT consultant. Previously, he was a chef in the mountain resorts of Colorado. After leaving the restaurant/culinary industry in the early 90's, his primary career focus has been information technology. He was born and raised in Texas and has lived in Florida, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Colorado. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, boating and is an automotive enthusiast.