Darren is a Colorado Native, born in 1990. He has been a successful amateur boxer, volunteer EMT and trained wild land firefighter. Instead of pursuing a fire fighting career, he joined the Army in 2009 as an infantryman. Shortly after basic training in Hawaii he met his wife Neyla, a French Native who introduced him to the world. Since then, he has fought in Afghanistan, frequented France for love, adventured across Southeast Asia, studied Anthropology in Australia, and is now living in Lille, France. His passions are mountain biking, mountaineering, philosophy, writing, and foreign cultures.