Aaron started leading contemporary worship while studying at Appalachian State University, serving at the Wesley Foundation College Ministry. While attending the university he was a member of several ensembles including christian rock bands, classical guitar duos, classical guitar quartets, and a fusion ensemble. He was also an active member of Deerfield United Methodist Church.
After graduating from ASU, Aaron married Lisa and moved to Greenville, NC to study guitar and act as a graduate assistant at East Carolina University. During these three years he took a break from leading worship, attending St. James United Methodist Church.
After complete a Master of Music in guitar performance, Aaron and his wife moved to Tempe, AZ so that Aaron could pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts. During his Doctoral studies, he enjoyed several great musical opportunities in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Some of the highlights include playing guitar at First United Methodist Church of Phoenix while being mentored by the great bandleader Cliff Wright. He also served as the Worship Leader of Valley Wesley and the Journey Service at Tempe First United Methodist Church. Aaron and Lisa moved to North Caroline in 2012 with their two daughters. They now have two boys as well as a grandson.