Darren joined Karstens Investment Counsel in 2001 and is a Vice President of Investments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University. Darren’s professional experience includes trading commodity futures and options at both The Con-Agra Trade Group and The Scoular Company. He has been a financial columnist for ONE magazine. He was past chairman of the President’s Club for the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and is an 8-time recipient of the Chairman’s Circle, an award from the Chamber President's Club. Darren graduated with Class 30 of Leadership Omaha, and is a member of the Omaha Executive Club and is President of the Omaha Suburban League. He coaches his sons' baseball and basketball teams, and he and his wife, Sherri, live in Omaha with their three sons, Ryan, Tyler, and Carson.