Aaron has over 30 years in real estate construction, development, and finance. He is a seasoned executive, steward of corporate culture, fund manager, and real estate developer/lender/investor. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Africa, he built schools and homes for teachers in the mid-1990’s. Upon returning home he began a career in banking while continuing to build and hasn’t looked back. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. He was a two-term board member of Washington Environmental Council and the Master Builders Association. He is a co-founder and existing board member of Green Canopy NODE, and is also a co-founder and board member of the Nehemiah Initiative, an organization dedicated to helping regional black churches resist displacement and learn to develop their own property in a manner aligned to their community and viability.