Meet Darren

Meet Darren



Born and raised in Michigan, but living in Chicago for many years, Darren now calls Sister Lakes his home now.

After graduating from high school, Darren proceeded to walk on to the University Of Michigan Football Team. Not only did he earn a scholarship after 2 years, but he was also was a pivotal member of the 1997 National Championship Team that won the Rose Bowl.  Over his 5 years on the team and while playing with future legends such as Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady and Heisman Trophy Winner Charles Woodson, he learned what it takes to perform at an elite level.

While a career ending back injury derailed his NFL plans, his next adventure was moving to Chicago where he was a bond trader at the Chicago Board Of Trade for over 12 years. However, after living in the city and now raising 2 kids there (Hailey and Jake) with his wife (Tori), they were ready for a change.  Having a cottage in Sister Lakes in Southwest Michigan, which was halfway between Chicago and their hometown of Flint, helped the cause.

After much thought and loving everything about lake and beach town living, they chose West Michigan as their final destination.  On day one, Darren bought a surfboard. On Day 2, Darren and Tori bought a Stand Up Paddleboard. On day 3, they bought another Stand Up Paddleboard. One year later, Darren started Knee Deep Living in Sister Lakes, a 2400 sq ft stand up paddleboard and lifestyle shop.

Here it is, after 5 years of putting everyone on the water with exceptional care for the customer at Knee Deep, he now looks to provide that to you–the Sister Lakes home buyer and seller.  Darren makes Sister Lakes homes for sale easy.

Call/Text Darren at 773-454-0528