Aaron always loved running around the woods as a kid, stalking the families of whitetails that lived near his house in Chadds Ford, PA. In his teen years that turned into backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail, and float trips down the Brandywine River. Later, at Eckerd College, Aaron learned how to kiteboard, while studying philosophy and art. He reaffirmed that almost any day spent outside is better than a day inside.
After college Aaron drove around the country in a blue Dodge Sprinter van named April with his dog Maggie (Magpie). Ten months later he landed in Buena Vista, Colorado in raft guide training on the Arkansas River. At the end of his first season guiding, mostly Brown’s Canyon, he enrolled at St. Johns College Santa Fe, New Mexico to begin a Master’s Degree in the Liberal Arts. While earning his master’s Aaron tutored, taught skiing and guided on the Ark in the summer.
This guy has an odd affinity for gear addiction and analysis. He pretty much learned to read from car magazine reviews. Now Aaron lives in Steamboat Springs, CO. He’s working retail at a sporting goods store, and trying to ski as much as humanly possible. Maggie’s a lot older now. The new truck’s named Jenny.