Darlene was born and raised in Orlando. She has always caring for others as she previously worked in nursing homes. Certified as a patient care technician she had worked at a number of Florida Hospitals and has over 30 years of experience in the field. Her love of animals brought her to Vista Lakes in January 2022. Currently she has 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 snakes, and orange wing amazon parrot. Pictured here are Simon and Spencer. In her off time she enjoys taking Spencer and Samantha to visit the nursing homes, and going to church on Sundays.