Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Aaron was inspired from an early age by his mother’s passion for creating and teaching art in her private studio. Aaron combined that passion with an already extensive background in music and film and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his education in the film arts at the University of Southern California.
Soon after, a fast paced animation career was off and running. Starting in 1994 at Walt Disney Feature Animation and continuing to Warner Bros. Feature Animation until 2002, Aaron worked on such films as The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, and The Scooby Doo Movie.
The next opportunity for Aaron was the multi-media film production The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie. Upon completion of SpongeBob, Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies offered Aaron to executive produce and complete Steve Oedekerk’s CGI Feature, Barnyard the Movie, their most challenging animated feature to date.
Aaron’s producing career has focused on the art of mixing live-action, traditional animation, and CGI animation. Aaron has recently formed his own production company, Main Street Pictures, and continues to work with Paramount Pictures and other independent animation companies.