Aaron graduated from Western Illinois Illinois University in 2010 with a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and a Minor in Arboriculture-Urban Forestry and has been a part of the tree care industry ever since. He achieved his ISA Certified Arborist credential in 2012 and further elevated his resume with an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) credential in March of 2022. He is the only BCMA in Bloomington-Normal as well as the current President of the Illinois Arborist Association (IAA). He is also an ISA Certified Arborist Workshop and IAA Advanced Training instructor, has sat on the IAA Board of Directors since 2017, and chairs several IAA committees including Advanced Training, Plant Appraisal, and Legislative. Part of what drives Aaron in the tree care industry is making sound recommendations based on accurate field diagnoses. He is a firm believer that plant health starts belowground and he has dedicated a vast amount of time building a soil treatment program for urban soils. When he's not working he enjoys brewing beer and mead, riding his Harley, and spending time with his wife and dog, Kirsten and Leo.