Darren is doing his bit for sustainability by giving discounts on ‘green’ home loans from his Warrandyte (Vic) office of True Blue Financial Services. I met Darren while spruiking for Warrandyte’s CAN (Climate Action Now) membership at our recent Yarra-side Festival. That weekend, Darren – an amateur actor – was also on stage in the Warrandyte Follies, a highlight of the Festival.
Darren’s Danish-born wife, Birgitte, is a full-time physio, and last year as a home-based businessman Darren had the creche/kinder run, as well as his relatively new brokerage business, keeping him very busy. This year with young Callum in Prep he now has time to concentrate on his business.
Darren worked for a bank for two years after completing Year 12. He then took off and spent 3 wonderful years travelling in Europe, meeting Birgitte on a Kibbutz.
He came home, did a Business-Accountancy degree – tutoring and working part-time, as you do – and then started working in the corporate world, but, when he negotiated a home loan through a young broker he thought to himself “I can do this….. and work for myself!”
He worked for a while with an online broking organisation to learn the lie of the land then linked up with his current associate Graeme Kiby.
With his three kids growing up and needing more space Darren and Birgitte have just completed a double glazed north-facing extension. Key components of these renovations are Evacuated Tube -Solar Hot Water Panels on his roof and a 4550 gravity fed (e.g. no pump needed) water tank facility.
Darren has long considered himself a keen environmentalist having done lots of bushwalking (Wilson’s Prom is a favorite)and cycle touring over years, so he is enthusiastic about using his occupation to help reward and encourage those trying to do their bit for a better environment.
You can contact Darren E: email@example.com T: 03 9844 0031 M: 0413 494658
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