Aaron joined the Back Cove team five years ago and today he wears many hats, dividing his time between various Production Support projects in addition to his role in Engineering. In celebration we took some time to chat with Aaron, and discovered a number of new things, not the least of which being that he’s a former rock climber, a twin, and eats a peanut butter bagel every morning for breakfast. All of us here at Back Cove would like to thank Aaron for his time, talent, and dedication over these last five years; we hope you enjoy getting to know him a little better as much as we did!
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
South America. Specifically, I’d want to see Patagoina and the Andes Mountains.
Why the Andes?
I used to do a lot of rock climbing, especially in college. My uncle was a big climber and he is the one who got me interested.
Do you still climb?
No, now I run. My wife has been running for a long time, she ran her first marathon after our first daughter was born.
What do you cook when no one else is home?
I’d probably pick sleeping over cooking if nobody was home. Food doesn’t rule me.
What are you most proud of?
My family. After college I spent a number of years just roaming around and climbing, now I’ve got a wife, two kids, and two dogs. I’m definitely proud of that.
What’s something that your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?
Always write ‘Thank You’ notes.
What’s your favorite book of all time?
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silversein
What super power would you like to have?
I’d like it if I didn’t have to sleep.
What’s your favorite dessert?
I don’t really eat dessert, but my favorite meal is Shepherd’s Pie.
Is it ever okay to break the rules?
Yes, but only in certain situations. If your family is starving I don’t think it’s okay to steal a loaf of bread, but I think maybe it would be okay to go out and shoot a rabbit or something.
If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?
First of all, one million dollars is not nearly enough to affect any real change. I suppose I would pay off debts and get set-up for the next part of life.
What are you best at?
What’s something that your coworkers may not know about you?
I have a twin sister.