Being that music was always in my family and my father was in a band that got to open for the Grateful Dead, naturally my parents wanted to also give me the gift of music.
My mother enrolled me in piano lessons when I was eight. Eventually the instructor asked my mother why she kept on paying for lessons when I never showed up. Needless to say, I was followed to my next lesson and my mom found out that I had been sitting outside of the drum instructors room instead... (why didn’t you just let me start playing drums back then, mom?)
Still no drums allowed, a few years later Aaron was introduced to musical theatre. With little to no fear of being on stage in front of people, he quickly became passionate about that and began singing Opera, securing lead roles in plays at the Washington Performing Arts Center & Dinner Theater in Seattle.
It wasn’t until 7th grade, after rebelliously blowing one too many sour notes on the trumpet in band class that Aaron’s parents finally realized they could no longer fight his passion for drums. One year later Aaron was playing in an 8th grade talent show with his best friend Jeff on bass, performing Kiss’ “I want to Rock and Roll all Night and Party Everyday” - Ode to his future personality.
After high school Aaron was awarded a full ride vocal scholarship to the Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, but marching to the beat of his own drum, decided to instead adventure to Alaska and work dangerous jobs aboard commercial fishing boats.
Eventually Aaron made his way back to the stage playing in and touring the Northwest with several Seattle bands, even opening for Dave Matthews and Tom Petty and playing several nightclubs consistently in the Seattle area before settling down to care for his family.
After a long hiatus, Aaron has reconnected with his passion playing in several groups in his area.
When offstage, he can be found making and selling fine craft beers for the Doghaus Brewery and entertaining visitors in the tasting room. He also enjoys all the outdoor activities that his city, Leavenworth, Washington, has to offer and spending time adventuring with his now teenage kids.