Employee Spotlight: Darren Goodbar

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who’s in the spotlight!

Darren Goodbar


Title: Director, Aerial Services

Division: Survey

Hometown: Lexington, VA

Birthday: October 6

Connect with Darren on LinkedIn

What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA?

Exceeding the Standard


Favorite thing about working at DAA?

I enjoy having the opportunity to work in the office and in the field. I have never liked to be tied to a desk and, honestly, not too keen on exclusive outdoor work environment. DAA is the best of both worlds.


In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out/was your favorite/was challenging?

DAA has given me the opportunity to continue supporting the integration of UAS in to Public Safety and Emergency Response.

Flying the UAV (drone) for a county landfill

Darren doesn’t only fly drones, he flies himself too!














Favorite quote or words of wisdom?  

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman


What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now?

Looking forward to seeing “Sully”, the next Star Wars film, and, of course, waiting for the next season of Game of Thrones.


Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?  

I arranged to meet my wife and daughter in Europe on my return trip from Afghanistan. It was a great opportunity for my wife to see Belgium once more, my daughter to visit Europe over the summer and for all of us to spend time with my son, who is in the Air Force and stationed in Germany.

Darren and his family in Belgium

Belgium breakfast













What was the first concert you ever attended?

Dave Mathews Band circa 1992