#WHYoming: Darren Gregory

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Welcome to our series, #WHYoming, brought to you in partnership by Kaumo Law.

We are highlighting people from around our communities and asking them a few questions. We want to learn a little about them and see why they chose this great state to raise their families, start their businesses, or simply to ask — Why Wyoming?

This week, I had a chance to talk with Darren Gregory, owner and operator of Darren’s Towing in Green River. Darren is a Green River native and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

Darren started Darren’s Towing in 1990 after he bought the business from his best friend and father-in-law Frank Reyes. The second generation business has been in the family since 1960.

Although Darren is a man of few words, it is clear that his passion lies with his family and his work.


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Darren, how did you get into the towing business?

I started working at Frank’s Standard in 1983. I learned from one of the best, my father-in-law Frank Reyes, who had the business for 30 years.

I started Darren’s Towing in August of 1990. The business has been in the family since 1960.

Left: Frank Reyes, Darren’s father-in-law, at Frank’s Standard Towing; Right: Darren, at Frank’s Standard in 1986.

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How did you end up in Green River?

I was born and raised in Green River.

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What is something unique about you?

I have run this business as pretty much a one-man operation.

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What are some of your hobbies?

Camping, riding ATVs, horses, fishing, and hunting.

Darren driving a RZR ATV at the Flaming Gorge.

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What do you appreciate most about our community?

It’s small, and you always run into old friends.

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If you could give one brief piece of advice, what would it be?

You got to like what you do.

Darren’s Towing in 1991.

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Where is your favorite place to hang out in Sweetwater County?

The Cedar Mountain area.

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Would you rather walk, ride a bike, take a horse or drive a car?

Drive a tow truck, because that means you’re making money.

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What would you sing at karaoke night?

Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It’s my favorite song.

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How would your friends describe you?

Hard worker, easy going, family man.

Darren with his family. From left to right: daughter and son-in-law Candace and Austin, wife Fran, and daughter and son-in-law Clairissa and Trevor.

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What is one of your proudest accomplishments?

My daughters both became RNs, and my granddaughter, Ava.

Left: Darren with his daughter Candace; Middle: With his daughter Clairissa, son-in-law Trevor, wife Fran, and granddaughter Ava; Right: Darren with his granddaughter Ava.

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Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

John Wayne. He’s the Duke.

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Why do you continue to live in Wyoming?

All of my family is here and it’s my home.

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