Aaron has over two decades of experience winning political campaigns, organizing the grassroots, building unlikely coalitions, and running strategic communication efforts across Western and other rural states.
For fifteen years, Aaron was a community organizer, trainer, and political coordinator in the family farm and conservation movement. He helped form, then managed, and later consulted for the America Votes affiliate roundtable in Montana–bringing together diverse organizations to build permanent progressive infrastructure and political power.
As a state legislative campaign manager since 2002, Aaron has racked up a series of upset election victories that few others could. He has trained hundreds of first-time candidates and campaign managers with Wellstone Action. Aaron has also coordinated expansive statewide independent expenditure campaigns for progressive clients and has managed a multi-million dollar philanthropic portfolio.
Instead of sleeping, Aaron can often be found snowboarding at any one of the West’s epic ski areas, floating down one of its legendary rivers, or out on a trail with his 95-pound black lab/German shepherd mix, affectionately named Rocky.