Aaron has been a public servant in the State of Washington for more than a decade. He comes to DCYF from the Department of Early Learning, where he served as Chief Information Officer. Aaron originally joined DEL as the agency's first Chief Information Security Officer.
Aaron was an information security specialist and architect at three other State agencies prior to his time at DEL: Washington's Lottery, the Department of Social and Health Services, and Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech). Aaron also spent several years working in the tech and newspaper industries early in his career.
Aaron holds a Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University in addition to multiple information technology and security certifications. He lives in Olympia with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, board games, cards, and music.