Have you all met Aaron?! Just in time for Father’s Day, we sat down and asked him nine questions.
For those of you who don’t know Aaron, he is the Director of Finance at Carrington & Co, and Jody’s better half. He is also known as “a tall drink of water”, and Jody’s personal husband. Aaron’s role is integral to the company as he oversees financial and accounting processes among other things. If you haven’t heard, he is excellent with spreadsheets.
Aaron holds a Masters in Animal Science from Texas A&M University, as well as a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition, from Michigan State University. Previous to his current role, he worked for 15 years as a Feedyard Consultant for Nutrition Services Associates, where he helped his clients to develop and administer managerial and benchmarking programs with the goal of gaining financial success.
When Aaron is not busy keeping the team on the straight and narrow, he can be found at the hockey rink with his three kids or at the kitchen table playing crib with his wife.
1. What are your favourite and least favourite things about Jody?
Favorites: She is caring, outgoing, has such a passion for people, and she loves sports.
Least favorites: She can be too outgoing sometimes. 😊
2. Hardest thing about parenting? How do your parenting styles differ?
Hardest: Keeping things on track with all the activities the kids are doing. Sibling war resolutions. I am more pragmatic, as in, “This is the way it’s going to be”. Jody is more soft, more willing to negotiate.
3. Proud Dad moment?
Anytime kids succeed and you get to witness how proud they are of themselves.
4. What would the perfect Father’s Day look like for you?
Doing some type of sport or outdoor pursuit as a family.
5. What are the pros and cons of working with your spouse?
Pros: I get to try and keep the financials in line and be the pragmatist.
Cons: Trying to balance Jody’s dreams/goals for the company while bringing a strategic/realistic viewpoint to the table.
6. Do you have any advice for your 18-year-old self?
Be more willing to adapt and shift gears and goals when life dictates big decisions in your trajectory.
7. Any advice for new dads?
Sleep when you can. Your kids most likely will not make the NHL or MLB so calm down and don’t be an over-zealous parent!
8. What are you excited about right now?
Work: Opportunities for the growth of the company.
Home: Continuing to develop in my role as a Dad who is more heavily involved in day-to-day activities.
9. How many rounds of golf do you think you’ll play this summer?
Not near enough!