Darren was born in Pietermaritzburg, where he lost his Dad to cancer at the age of 4. He later moved to Port Elizabeth where he attended Grey High School where he flourished in 3 provinial sports while becoming Matric of the Year as well as the Junior Mayor of Port Elizabeth.
He is an Alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch, where he completed both his undergraduate degree in Medicine and postgraduate training in Neurology. During his Varsity years he achieved the honor of being selected for the SA U23 rugby squad to Singapore as well as becoming a finalist in the first season of SA's POP IDOLS competition.
Darren went on to become an authority in the Media Health and Wellness space. Currently he consults globally on Executive Corporate applications of Neuroscience and speaks on pertinent Health matters linked to Behavioral Economics. In addition, he is actively still practising as an Emergency Physician at one of South Africas Leading Cardiac Units. In addition he operates on all Media platforms as a Lifestyle Wellness Consultant:
- Head of Wellness: Neurozone global
- News24 Resident Health consultant
- Sabc 3 Health Expert: Expresso show/Doctors orders
- IOL:Cape Argus/Daily News Columnist
- Primedia Health and Wellness expert
- External Medical advisor : Department of Environmental Affairs
- Head Medical consultant : South African National Antarctic Program
Darren also had the honor of being the Parliamentary representative for the discussions on Community service and vocational training after being elected the youngest president of the South African Medical students Association. He was privileged to perform at the birthday celebrations of both Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mr Nelson Mandela. His Opera training has been under the auspices of Sir Lloyd Strauss Smith and Prof Virginia Davids at the UCT Opera school.
He is a husband to 1, father of 2 and relishes in the opportunity to facilitate human capacity and inspire people in the Health and Wellness and Space.