Have you ever loved something so much it's all you wanted to do all the time? Some feel that way about eating pizza (who doesn't), working with animals or working with animals with numerous pizza breaks. Well that's exactly how the founder of Adventures Accessed, Aaron felt about spending time outdoors.
Aaron grew up in the Chicagoland area and always had a deep love and curiosity for nature, spending days on end riding bikes through forest trails, exploring "the crick" and even sleeping in the family hammock overnight listening to the sounds of summer evenings.
During the summer of 2003, Aaron enlisted in the Marines and shipped off a year later. Serving a diverse role as an artilleryman, Aaron deployed to many places from the deserts of Iraq to the subtropical rain forests of Japan which only strengthened his curiosity to see what's out there.
Once returning safe and sound from the Corps, Aaron attended college at DePaul University where he studied advertising and public relations. Between college and working in the ad field, Aaron would skip away at any chance to backpack anywhere he could find solitude. From Yosemite to the west to Maine and the Great Smoky Mountains to the east, Aaron could never get enough of nature... and he still can't. Having worked in the office for a couple of years Aaron finally discovered that offices are indoors and he does not get paid to camp. It was a serious issue.
So here we are now - chasing dreams nestled peacefully on winding trails illuminated by starlight. Who knows where the trail ends but one thing is for sure: this absolutely is a 'happy trail'.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer and is operated under special use permit with the Huron Manistee and Hoosier National Forests.