BA Program Director, The Recovery Academy
Aaron has been with The Recovery Academy since its inception in September of 2017 and has held the position of Director since January of 2020. Having grown up in a family with addiction and mental health, Aaron has seen firsthand the devastating effects of untreated substance use disorder and mental illness. Understanding this on a deeply personal level, Aaron brings immense empathy to clients and families by meeting them where they are at and providing hope through a collaborative, strength-based approach.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University, where he majored in History and earned credits as a teaching assistant for the Child and Family Studies Department. Upon graduating from Syracuse in 2008, Aaron spent a year teaching English to high school students in rural Thailand. After teaching and traveling, Aaron moved to New York City where he spent close to a decade working in the finance industry at different hedge funds. Ultimately, Aaron knew his heart was not working in financial services, rather it was working in the addiction and mental health field. In 2017, Aaron moved from New York to Minnesota and joined the team at Horowitz Health. Aaron attended Century College from 2017 to 2019 for his Addiction Counseling course work.
In his free time, Aaron enjoys spending time with his growing family and anything active.