Our Mission & History
Younger Gunworks was founded on the Principles of Henry Ford in that “Quality should be affordable.” This isn’t your high-end flashy location with everything including the owners hidden behind glass. We want to meet with you and hear about your next adventure and help you acquire the equipment needed to make it come true.
The 3 partners of Younger Gunworks each bring a unique set of skills and experiences to the table to make the team much more than the sum of the individuals. Younger Gunworks is a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that loves sharing the Gospel, get excited about guns and have much gratitude for the many freedoms we are blessed to have. Fun fact we are all left-handed.
Darin Younger is a local personality who has been making lifelong friends in the area his entire life, from his High School wrestling championships, to his excellent service in the Marine Corps. Darin has been turning wrenches and tweaking machines since he skinned his knuckles on his first minibike as a young tyke. He has an uncanny ability to think through the real mechanical function of a device and know how to make it better. He is easy to talk, caring and a great listener as evident by a decade of providing counseling services, after earning his BS in Psychology. In additional to being a gun enthusiast, Darin enjoys spending time with his wife and their two old English bulldogs, baking and BBQing, cruising in his vet, plenty of group therapy at the range and meeting new people. If the smoker is going when you drive by be sure to stop and say Hi!
Mike Wolbrink is a Patriot and servant leader blessed with seeing the many opportunities to advance the Kingdom. Professionally, he is a serial entrepreneur. Aside from starting YGW recently, a little over a decade ago he started Azule Management, his fourth entrepreneurial adventure, which was recognized by the Small Business Administration as one of the Top Veteran Owned companies in the country and heled thousands of Veterans with employment. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wheaton College and is a licensed Pastor with The River International. Mike is an Airborne Ranger who served in multiple combat tours in Panama and Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division and has the mustard stain on his jump wings. In his spare time, he participates in Bible Studies, learns about new technology, travels with his family and serves on the Board of Fishing for Life ministry and Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation. Mike is married to the love of his life, Jody, and together they have 3 children, two of whom live with them in Lakeville, MN.
Jody Younger enjoys serving others and being creative, is passionate about figuring stuff out, albeit in an orderly & determined fashion. Professionally Jody spent over 20 years serving those seeking a way out of substance abuse and mental health struggles. The past several years she spent providing employment opportunities to veterans and consulting to Behavioral Health businesses. Jody & her husband respond to two teenagers for hugs & rides and she stands at attention for their two doodles. Jody loves Jesus, enjoys spending her free time hanging out with her daughter when she is not busy with college or lifeguarding, watching her son’s soccer games and X-Team competitions, gardening, traveling, spending time with her amazing husband & family, and is always on a quest to learn something new.