Darien is from O'Fallon IL, where he attended O'Fallon Township High School. While in school he was a member of Gateway Indoor Percussion (St. Louis MO). Darien was also a member of Colts Drum & Bugle Corps (2010), and while he was in school studying music performance, Darien started writing and performing with the production company Beyond Limits, as a drummer and music arranger.
In late 2010, Darien started to share his music and now has a fan base in East Asia. In 2011 he became the percussion instructor for Mater Dei Catholic High School in Bresse (IL) and, in 2014, Percussion Director for the Nebraska Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Darien was the percussion Caption Head for Antelope High School, where he worked with the marching band, jazz band and percussion ensembles. Darien has also excelled in the music business, becoming COO of Symrna Cymbals USA, a Turkish cymbal distribution company. He's also in partnership/founding member of Drum Gear Alliance and a proud artist/endorser of Dynasty percussion.
With Darienâ€™s experience in marching percussion, he has become a Marching Percussion Ambassador for Cooper Groove Performance DrumSticks. He also has a signature marching percussion stick, Darien Guy 89 Series. This stick was designed to help beginners to advanced players, decreasing fatigue, stimulating pressure points, and giving players a direct guide to traditional grip. Darien continues to push towards his goals in the music business, connecting communities of drummers and percussion educators.