Aaron received a BA in an Individualized Major Program at Indiana University in Bloomington, one that reflects a belief in leveraging mentors, community partners and experience to feed relevant pathways of learning for young adults.
Early in his career, Aaron successfully launched the Wilderness Program for Boulder’s Enhanced Supervision Team, a unique program that works with youth at risk to foster self-advocacy skills in lieu of sentencing. He then transitioned into more “traditional” learning environments. This not only included teaching middle school Language Arts, Math and Science at Horizons K-8 in Boulder and later at Watershed, but also serving on teams to start three new schools. Responsible for the curricular and instructional development of 6-12 science programming, Aaron worked with International School Services for five years to open schools for expatriate families in Kerteh, Malaysia and Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Upon returning home to Coal Creek Canyon, he was recruited to develop adventure programming for a new Expeditionary Learning school in Mapleton, Colorado.
Firmly bitten by the travel bug, he returned overseas to teach project-based geology, biology, physics and chemistry to students that represented 43 different nationalities, first in Kathmandu, Nepal and then in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
When not traveling on to his next home, Aaron can be found climbing anywhere from the crags of Eldorado Canyon to the walls in Patagonia. He loves doing house projects when they are not urgent and any adventure with his wife and dog - as long as it includes skiing, climbing, surfing, hiking, or hanging out on the deck and watching the sun rise and set over the Front Range.