Aaron is a Seattle Washington native who currently resides in Santa Cruz California. Upon graduation with a communication arts degree from Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, he quickly jumped back on to national circuit and currently races bicycles professionally. Like many children, Aaron started riding bikes at a young age. It wasn't until the age of 13 that he picked up a mountain bike for the first time. While riding with his father and members of the northwest cycling club Single Track Mind, he met other junior racers who suggested the idea racing mountain bikes. He was given to the opportunity to race for the local yet nationally renowned junior team, Rad Racing NW. Coached from mentors Dale Knapp and Jim Brown, Aaron was fortunate to race in four World Championships, twice for mountain biking and twice for cyclocross with their support. Following participation on Rad, he raced on the accredited DEVO team, followed with the nationally ranked Lees-McRae collegiate cycling team. Shortly after graduation, Aaron achieved the 2009 USA National Super D Championship title along with the 2012 Single Speed Cyclocross National Championship which have both led to countless more podium finishes across the country in both mountain bike and cyclocross events. In his off time, Aaron enjoys the winter sports skiing and snowboarding, photography, experiencing new cultures, cooking, and catching up with family and friends.