Darron R. DeSantis, a two year resident of Chattanooga, is originally from Keene , New Hampshire and spent four years in Kennebunk, Maine. He received a Bachelors degree in Art Education from Plymouth State University and studied at Savannah College of Art and Design. Darron taught in public preschools and elementary schools in New England for 14 years. In 2010, after being unlawfully terminated from employment, he had to sleep in his SUV in freezing temperatures (nearly suffering frostbite three times) due to lack of space in the homeless shelters. After his SUV and all of his possessions were towed and unable to be recovered, he was homeless and jobless for the first time in his life in Maine and for one year in Tennessee. Mr. DeSantis is now a member of AIM Center and receiving treatment for bipolar disorder. He finds great solace in painting with watercolor.