Aaron began his outdoor career as an apprentice at Headwaters Outdoor School in 2002 after leaving a job in the tech industry of Silicon Valley. He has worked as a mountain and ski guide for SWS Mountain Guides on Mount Shasta and the Sierras for over 10 years, is a lead patroller at the Mount Shasta Ski Park, fully certified by the Association of Proffesional Patrollers, and owns the local whitewater rafting outfitter River Dancers. He is co-founder of Shasta Disabled Sports, a non-profit providing year round recreational activities and adaptive learning to people with special needs. His small business NorCal Planet provides web site and other digital services to busineses in the region. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas. In addition to being a great shoveler, he brings a diverse set of skills to the job. When not working, he is building a small off-grid cabin in the woods on the east side of Mt. Shasta.