Daryl is a keynote speaker and small business owner who believes everyone should understand emergency preparedness. He brings a modern-day approach to the values of emergency preparedness. His unique stories have helped many become aware of their emergency preparedness needs. He believes a better-prepared community depends on better-prepared individuals, corporations, and associations.
Are You Prepared for fire season, tornado season, pandemic, blackout, drought, excessive heat, or cold?
Day to day we're exposed to fires in the north, massive rains, and flooding from the Midwest to the east coast. Consistently we're reminded of tornados in the Southeast and excessive heat in the Southwest. Not to mention the multiple shelter-in-place orders due to train derailing or chemical plant explosions. A 2022 Harris Poll confirms Americans are concerned about food insecurity, with 71% concerned about food shortages.
This inspiring and interactive presentation will help you realize the value of emergency preparedness. Daryl will teach and challenge you to change habits and become better prepared. This call to action will encourage and challenge you to take control of your family's safety and community preparedness.
Daryl received his stockbrokers and insurance license in 1992 and spent twenty years working in the financial industry. With limited knowledge of emergency preparedness, he started Grab'n Go Pack in 2011. While appearing at multiple venues, he had the opportunity to speak about the values of emergency preparedness.
To enhance his knowledge about emergency preparedness and disaster supplies, Daryl volunteered for the Red Cross and became a FEMA coalition partner. He joined the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) in San Diego and San Mateo County. Daryl started taking classes at FEMA Emergency Management Institute, and earned 26 emergency preparedness certifications. He trained at the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center and earned four additional emergency preparedness certifications. Daryl joined Toastmasters International and received a special commendation from the San Diego Mayor's office and Councilmember Marti Emerald. He joined the Southwest REACT emergency ham radio club dedicated to helping the first responders.
In eleven years, Daryl had the opportunity to speak at Albany's Orientation Center for the Blind, CA Department of Rehabilitation, Park Dale Elementary PTA, San Diego Hospice, Zip Realty inc, President Alliance Group, Rolando Park Community Council, Partnership with Industry, Saratoga Senior Center, San Diego Hospice & The Institute for Palliative Care, ReadySanDiego, Business Alliance, Lion club and 9-Rotary Clubs.
Daryl held workshops for Los Angles SEIU Local 99, San Mateo 4Cs, and Disaster Preparedness Workshop for San Diego City College. He had workshops at the Greenly, Grand Oak, Creekside Village, and Sycamore Bay Apartments.
Daryl participated in community events for San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation Walk, SEIU Local 99 1st Annual Summer Relief Resource Fair, Juneteenth Fair in San Jose CA, Sacramento Dog Show, Notre Dame de Namur University Health Fair, La Jolla Country Day School, Melisa and Kaye’s Memorial Walk, BIG National Training Institute Las Vegas, EveryCircle-After Hours Networking/Expo, NORCAL Real Estate Expo, and Arizona Association of REALTORS
In partnership with Blacks In Government (BIG), Daryl helped raise funds for the Veterans Administration Department while helping organize and co-sponsoring the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Project.