Having worked in the restaurant industry since the age of sixteen, Aaron discovered early on his passion for the business. This passion led him to attend and graduate from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. While working for an Italian restaurant, his interest was sparked by the Wine Director recounting the state of the Champagne region in the 1800’s. His love of history with his newly found love of wine made this an easy decision for a life long passion. He has worked east and west coasts and in between; and resides in San Francisco with his wife and son. Currently, he has passed the Theory and Blind Tasting portions of the Master Sommelier Exam, and is looking forward to passing Service next year.