“Aaron delivered a great program at our library. We are excited to have him back this summer.”

Kim Scott, Children’s Librarian at Cambridge City Public Library

“Aaron gave an outstanding program to the Northeast Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals this year.  His topic ‘Impact 52: Lessons Learned by a Volunteer’ was not only insightful, but also entertaining!  He is a natural speaker and leader.  He gave useful information about non-profits and their relationships with volunteers.”


Sarah Nichter, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

“A big thank you to you for your inspirational speech. I have been in several meetings this week and your words have been brought up in the conversation. T.I.M.E. is a big one. You made a huge impact on my co-worker and good friend, Emily. She has committed to run a marathon to get others to find their passion and make a contribution in the community. She’s not sure what it is going to look like yet, but she is excited about it. When I’ve asked people how they are doing, I get a response of “outstanding! Thank you again for making such a big impact and helping to support Study Connection.”

Sharon Callender, Fort Wayne Community Schools

“Thank you so much for coming to Wes-Del Elementary and sharing about Impact 52 and Linnie Mae’s New Friends. Students were very attentive and your stories touched their hearts. They were still talking about you days after your visit. Teachers have come to me and asked about sharing with people in our community. You have started the ball rolling in our little community. These students will take the ball and run with it. Such little things of cards, letters, or even singing can have such a big impact on others. Thank you so much for all your hard work. The announcements this morning ended with . . . “Have an outstanding day at Wes-Del Elementary.”

Shirley Thacker, NBCT at Wes Del Elementary

Aaron is so much more than a big man with a loud voice.  He is a valued volunteer, an outstanding advocate for youth mentor programs, and one of the most engaging and interesting speakers we have ever experienced!  Aaron’s long standing commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters has been enormously important to the organization.  Always eager to flex his motivational muscle, Aaron continues to lend his talents to events and speaking engagements, including the recent Real Men Read luncheon.  Humor, imagination, and the perfect blend of relevant information helps him captivate all types of audiences- from 3rd graders to million-dollar corporate partners.  His unique ability to appeal to corporate sponsors and non-profit staff in the same breath puts a sharp, and often witty, edge on his polished speaking style.  With energetic delivery and clear passion for progressive change, Aaron inspires far-reaching community impact.  Big Brothers Big Sisters owes a great deal to this shining example of community leadership.  You inspire us, Aaron!”

Josette Ryder, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Indiana