For all his time outdoors, Daron calls himself “a total nerd who loves to learn.” Massive Open Online Courses “have opened up a whole new world of learning opportunities I would never have had otherwise,” he enthuses. “As Horace Mann said, education is the great equalizer.”

When hitting the virtual books, “I like hanging out with my wife, our kids, and our cats,” he says. “My wife and I grew up in Layton, so we like to take the kids to Cherry Hill, our favorite fun spot. We also enjoy fishing and just being a family.”

For Daron, being a family also means being a Parkite – part of a community. “It’s a place people feel comfortable and at ease,” he says. “It’s the relationships you build that make the most difference. I have learned the value of feeling connected.”