Raised in a 'small business, big service' family in Fullerton, CA, Darlina graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Over her 12 year career in law enforcement, she worked as a Community Service Officer for San Diego Sheriff, and as a 911 Dispatcher for Montana Highway Patrol, Laurel Police Department, and Bell Gardens Police Department.

Shortly after her two daughters were born, Darlina transitioned into education and returned to school where she earned her teaching degree and had a successful 10 year career as a teacher in the Cypress School District.

Darlina has taken all of her previous experience, studied and trained previously with Berkshire Hathaway & currently with Nationwide Real Estate Executives, the number one real estate brokerage in California as published in INC Magazine August 2015, assembled a team of experts from every facet of real estate and channeled it into helping her clients build personal wealth through real estate.

Since joining Nationwide Real Estate Executives, Darlina has been able to utilize her former teaching career to help bolster the company's licensing school as their instructor for both regular courses as well as the weekend-long Crash Course in three of their five locations.

Continuing education is extremely important to Darlina and expected of her entire team. In the interest of better serving her clients, she continues to strive to better herself through volunteering on the Pacific West Association of Realtor Grievance Committee and by becoming a certified mediator by mid 2018.

Clients choose to work with Darlina for her integrity, experience, unique way of educating her clients on the home selling/buying process, and concierge approach throughout the entire transaction.