Darrell is from a small town in Southern West Virginia. His family lived in a rural community and on a farm. Much of his time was spent taking care of the cows, pigs and chickens and working hard in their many gardens along with his two brothers. His mother was a nurse at the local hospital and his father was a construction worker.
Darrell graduated from Hinton High School in 1986 and from Marshall University in 1990. He taught Junior High Band in his hometown for one year before coming to Columbus Ohio in 1991 and teaching at Grove City High School as an assistant choir director. This is Darrell’s 30th year of teaching and currently teaches elementary general music in South Western City Schools.
He has been the pianist at St. John’s Episcopal Church since 2000. He loves church music and the people of St. Johns. Darrell lives in Hilliard, OH with his partner of 23 years, Patrick Parrish.