Aaron and his wife, Suzanne, moved to Jurupa Valley in 2016 after several years of moving from community to community throughout the Inland Empire. The proud parents of two daughters (one due in December 2017), three German shepherds, two cats, and two goats, they have quickly adopted the rural lifestyle appreciated in Mira Loma.
Appointed to the Planning Commission in 2017, Aaron has taken pride in calling Jurupa Valley his home and helping to guide the community’s’ future. Every chance he gets, Aaron is off with his family camping, spending time at Disneyland, or just outdoors where they can commune with nature.
Professionally, Aaron is an urban planner and geologist with PlaceWorks (a California based Planning and Design firm), where he primarily focuses on community planning, hazard mitigation, and resiliency. With a background in geology, environmental studies, and urban planning, Aaron helps public sector clients better understand their hazards, assess their vulnerabilities, and develop policies, programs, and strategies to make their communities safer.
Aaron holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona; a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition, Aaron maintains a certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) from the American Planning Association.
Aside from work and family life, Aaron volunteers with numerous planning and hazards focused non-profit organizations (American Planning Association, California Planning Foundation, Care for Nepal) and regularly trains students, planners, and other professionals about hazards and planning at workshops and conferences.