Darren Halsted

Geopark Director

Biography

In the UK Darren worked as a criminal defence trial lawyer for over 25 years, but in his spare time he was hiking the fells of The English Lake District. He has travelled widely throughout western Canada, and is a very keen photographer and winter sports fanatic.  On account of his deep affection for travel he decided to study the theory of destination travel and marketing, initially out of pure interest, and now holds a diploma in Travel tourism and hospitality management and marketing.  Darren is fascinated by the relationships between the physical geography and geology of TR and its surroundings and those who live here, and is thrilled to be able to give of my time in TR in the cause of helping in the continued sustainable development and promotion to tourists of the Geopark in a manner consistent with the environmental sensitivity of the region.