Darin was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended Rancho High School and graduated in 1988. He served a two year LDS Church mission in London, England.
In 2007, Darin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Dixie State and went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and his Administrative Endorsement from SUU. Darin has worked as a 5th grade teacher at Three Falls Elementary and was most recently serving as the Title One Coordinator at Washington Elementary. Darin and his wife Shelly have four children.