An Armstrong, Iowa native, Darin grew up just west of the Iowa Great Lakes. His father called this area home growing up and he often heard family stories about Okoboji. He recalls a favorite early memory of his own: learning to dive off the diving board at the Shamrock Motel in Spirit Lake! After graduating high school in Armstrong, Darin went on to receive his B.A. in Music Education from Wartburg College, after also attending Waldorf College. Darin's college summers were spent living in Okoboji and working for Parks Marina. His love of the water and the outdoor fun of boating brought him back to Parks Marina to begin his full-time career 17 years ago. With much of his family still in the area, Darin and his wife Rachel chose to settle here too and now raise two active boys, Parker and Phillip, ages 11 and 8.
In 2013, Darin was named the #1 Cobalt salesperson in the world. Based on volume of boat sales, his hard work and dedication to total customer satisfaction is unmatched. "Selling the best boats in the industry and offering great customer service and customer relationships is what makes my job and boating so great," says Partello. "My customers are more than clients, they are my friends. I want them to have the best experience because boating is all about having fun on the water and making memories that last."
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