Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
PGA Certification: Class A Professional
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) and Professional Golf Management – New Mexico State University
Interests: Sports, Fitness, Writing and TravelingUsing golf as his means, Aaron has spent his life dedicated to touching the lives of people through the game of golf. He has become an international ambassador of the game, teaching lessons in 9 countries and to all different walks of life. Aaron is determined to broaden the reach of the sport, believing that golf has the power to enrich lives and connect people across cultures.After earning his Golf Management Degree from New Mexico State University, Aaron traveled to the Kingdom of Bhutan to work for the Bhutan Youth Golf Association (BYGA) as a golf coach to local children. There he toured the country, introducing the game and teaching life skills to children. His work left an indelible mark on the country, and quickly caught the eye of the monarchy. He was soon befriending and giving lessons to the royal family. His golf training with the Prince of Bhutan became well known.Aaron’s efforts caught the attention of the Nepal Golf Association. After his six-month tenure in Bhutan, Aaron traveled to Nepal to help institute similar golf programs in that country. He spent his time increasing golf awareness and conducting seminars to local instructors. Aaron was a true golf pioneer in Nepal, becoming the first PGA instructor to give lessons in the country. Since then he has traveled back to Nepal three times to continue his coaching. His student, Shiva Ram Shrestha, recently became the first Nepalese Professional to win and Indian Tour event, as well as make a tournament cut in an Asian Tour event. Shiva Ram has become the face of golf in Nepal, as he is known around the country as “Nepal’s Champ.” Aaron continues to be a major inspiration to the country’s golf expansion and looks forward to future trips to the region.From Nepal Aaron ventured to Thailand and began working with Heartland Golf Schools. Aaron became the Director of Education and helped set up golf academies in the Philippines and Singapore. Also while working in Thailand Aaron hosted a golf television show on Thai channel 3. The program ran daily for over 2 years.After almost three years working throughout Asia, Aaron spent two seasons teaching at the prestigious Whippoorwill Club in Armonk, NY. He conducted private lessons, youth clinics, and junior summer camps. From New York, Aaron moved to Chicago to teach at Northmoor Country Club.Aaron is a student of PGA Hall of Fame instructor, Manuel de la Torre. De la Torre is best known for teaching the swing principles introduced by Ernest Jones. He was the first ever PGA Teacher of the Year and is ranked among the world’s top instructors by Golf Digest. Aaron has spent numerous hours studying under de la Torre.