Microsoft® Office Specialist
In 1998, Darren began working for a sales and management consulting company, Excellence in Action located in Vancouver, Washington. While on a sales call, the company's owner handed Darren a laptop and directed him to experiment and develop a PowerPoint presentation for an upcoming client meeting. The novice result was rather "green" but nonetheless gave rise to a new career interest.
In 2000, after relocating to Southern California, Darren began working for an employee support services organization, The Counseling Team International (TCTI). His primary objective was to transform all of TCTI's training classes into professional PowerPoint presentations. In addition to the extensive overhaul, video and audio clips were digitally captured and inserted into the presentations. The work in progress continued and the list grew to over 80 classes with several variations to each class. In conjunction with this task, he was responsible for coordinating the Training Department and working with various instructors across the county. He coordinated over 700 training classes & conferences in 6 years and continued to improve the content and overall effectiveness of each class. Since relocating back to the Northwest, Darren has continued his relationship with TCTI on a contract basis providing consultation and presentation development.
Late in 2005, Darren started LPC as a side business. His objective was to create a family business where each would have the opportunity to contribute in the ever-expanding world of multimedia.
Darren and Kim Verbout are the primary owners and operators of LytePoint Creative (LPC). The part-time business idea was hatched in 2005 and became officially registered in Southern California shortly thereafter.
Initially the main focus was PowerPoint presentation design with the addition of video/audio capturing and inclusion. Upon client requests, services expanded to include multimedia slide shows for events such as weddings, memorial services, etc. Soon after, video editing and graphic design was added to the growing list of services.
In late 2006, the business relocated to Southern Washington and became a full-time pursuit.
In early 2012, David Privratsky joined the team adding his two-year design degree to the mix.
Since it's inception, LPC has served nearly 200 clients nationwide.