Darron R. De Stantis

Darron R. De Santis, originally from Keene, New Hampshire, has been a resident of East Ridge since 2012. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Plymouth State University and studied at The Savannah College of Art and Design. Darron taught in public preschools and elementary schools in New England for 14 years. In 2010, after being unlawfully terminated from employment, he became homeless and jobless for the first time in his life. After a brief rocky period, Mr. De Santis became a member of Chattanooga’s AIM Center and received treatment for Bipolar Disorder. He has always found great solace in creating art, primarily enjoying illustration with pen & ink and watercolor, often focusing on historical sites and landmarks, due to his avid interest in history. Lately you can find him actively volunteering in a variety of Mormon ministries, such as being the Primary Pianist for his church, and leading a LDS Restored-Gospels Principles class for both male & female prisoners at Silverdale Detention Center, as well as at his local Masonic Lodge.