Meet Darin Hammerschmidt!
Darin is the Treasurer of Localworks’ Board of Directors. He’s an active community member with a passion for all things finance. Learn more about Darin below.
Tell us about yourself.
- My wife Jamie and I have been residents of Wheat Ridge for 5 years. We have three daughters; Kylie Jean is 4 years old, Avie Linn is 2 years old and Cadyn Jay is 6 months old. Professionally, I am a Certified Financial Planner. My passion is helping clients explore, understand and preserve their life values, while inspiring them to live the life they desire and deserve. Regardless of your stage in life, I believe comprehensive financial planning plays an integral part in helping people better understand how money incorporates in to their life values and ultimately their life purpose. Outside of my family, my profession and my community involvement, I enjoy spending time with friends, working on home projects, hunting, fishing, particing yoga, cooking and entertaining.
Why did you get involved with Localworks?
- I got involved with Localworks because of their mission. I believe anything can be accomplished when people come together for the greater good. Growing up in a small community in Kansas, I experienced firsthand the magnitude of how a few people can be the difference of whether a community survives or not. Let’s make a difference in our own backyard!
What other local organizations are you involved with?
- Board Member and active member of the Wheat Ridge Business Association
- 2015 Chair of the Board and active member of the West Metro Chamber of Commerce
- 2012 Club President and current member of the Kiwanis Club of Lakewood
- 2010 West Metro Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year
- 2011 Graduate of Leadership Jefferson County
Favorite Localworks program?
- My favorite program is our Building Up Business Loan program. Learn more about the program here.
What do you love about Wheat Ridge?
- Wheat Ridge is home for my family and has been the perfect place for me and my wife to raise children. I have had the privilege of living in Kansas City, Denver, Lakewood and a small town in Kansas with a population of 1,200. The majority of my life was spent in Kansas. Many of those small town values stick with me today, and I would like to carry those values forward to my kids. Culture, history and growth are important aspects of community and I believe Wheat Ridge has a vision for economic growth without jeopardizing its culture and history. The next 20 years will be an exciting time for our community, and I think my kids will look back 20 years from now and be proud to have grown up in Wheat Ridge.