Aaron grew up in Ramona, CA, a small mountain town north of San Diego. Upon meeting him, that might surprise you since he appears to be a natural in the world of surf and skate. Living in Encinitas for the past 8 years has provided him with his many inspirations. His first was painting; you may know his artwork under the name “Chivo”. His most recent creation is called “Seapod”, designing custom hand plane bags. While he may work in accounting at Nixon Inc. for his day job, you will find him after hours working in his garage, continuing to teach himself new tricks on his sewing machine and finding inspiration for his next bag creation. If you see a guy bodysurfing around Encinitas with a Hess handplane and a big black beard, be sure to say hello.
Aaron currently lives in Encinitas with his other inspirations, his amazing wife and his beautiful daughter.