Aaron is a home grown Shasta County kid who returned to the Redding-area in 2011 with his wife Rachel, after a decade-long hiatus living around the country and abroad. Aaron attended college in Minnesota at St. Olaf College and graduated with a degree in Biology. He has lived in far-flung places like Perth, Australia and Western Poland as well as less adventurous places like New Haven, Connecticut and the San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley & Lafayette).
Upon returning to Redding, Aaron joined Catalyst Redding Young Professionals and served a two-year term as Co-Facilitator. Under the umbrella of Catalyst and with the help of numerous volunteers, Aaron and Rachel co-produced the first-ever TEDxRedding events which brought together a myriad of speakers and performers to promote Ideas Worth Spreading.
In January 2015, Aaron, a Certified Financial Planner, launched Woven Capital, an independent, fee-only financial planning and investment management firm dedicated to helping individuals and families make smart decisions with their money. Aaron began his career in financial planning shortly before the economic crisis of 2008-2009, the timing of which turned out to be a great learning experience.
In addition to two golden retrievers, two cats, and 5 chickens, Aaron and Rachel's son Isaac joined the party in December of 2013. Being just over 1 year old, Isaac attends Montessori three days a week and is lucky enough to get to spend ample time with his grandparent and great-grandparents who live in Palo Cedro.
As a parenting strategy, Aaron can be often found strolling around Clover Creek Preserve or Lema Ranch with Isaac looking at ducks and collecting rocks. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys traveling, gardening, and looking for opportunities to be on, in, or by water.
Having lived in places where conservation was not a priority, Aaron values the mission of the Shasta Land Trust to preserve the beauty and character of our region. As a new board member, Aaron is looking forward to spending more time on the Shasta Land Trust properties and getting to know the many people (members) who help make this a great organization.
Please join us in welcoming Aaron to the board!