A Long Beach native, Darren has been in theatre almost 20 years. He attended Los Angeles Theatre Academy from 1998-2000, and worked in Gothic Moon Production's scene shop in Orange County before joining CSULB Theatre Arts in August 2000. At that same time, Darren started his own drum company, Mr. Cajon Cuban percussion, which specializes in handmade Afro-Cuban instruments, as well as handmade stave snare drums and cigar box guitars. Darren started playing drums at the age of 3 and has played in all types of music groups including rock, jazz, blues, country, and fusion. He currently plays salsa and Latin jazz with different groups around Southern California. He hopes to someday travel to Cuba and study with some of the greatest percussionists in the world.