Chief Operating Officer

Darrell Hooker joins SVdP Georgia to oversee the day-to-day operations of our 12 Thrift stores in North Georgia as well as overseeing the facilitates management at our Chamblee Campus. Darrell brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry as a chef and restaurant operator as well as a small businesses consultant.

After first moving to Atlanta over 30 years ago to attend Clark-Atlanta University, where he studied English with the hopes of writing the next “Great American Novel”,  he  remained in Atlanta and is proud to be an “A-T- alien”.  Darrell is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps  where he served, among other places, in Operation Desert Storm where he utilized his expertise in logistics in a variety of operations, including the intricate and sensitive work of restoring fallen soldiers to their families. His involvement in the community  has extended to a variety of programs here in Atlanta including “Atlanta Senior Day”, an  information and lunch program coordinated with the Atlanta Falcons, an annual shoe drive for people in developing countries coordinated with Dekalb Public Schools, and the “Get the Job” workshop preparing high school students to enter the work force he developed in conjunction with McNair High School.

Darrell is a USTA certified tennis instructor and when he is not focusing on his two teenage daughters, Darrell and Hannah (Blade Runner being the best Si-Fi movie of all time 😊), he can be found competing in amateur tennis leagues throughout metro Atlanta, working in his yard and attempting to write the previously mentioned “Great American Novel”.