Aden grew up in the Kootenays where his father, grandfather and numerous uncles assisted in cultivating a love of the outdoors bordering on an obsession. Aden left the Kootenays for work, spending 13 years in Alberta. Living in a large city surrounded by tracts of private land taught him how rare and precious the public land, which many take for granted, really is.
Aden returned to the Kootenays with his family in 2009 and now works as a Senior Reclamation Technologist in Cranbrook, BC spending much of his time focused on soil conservation and the reclamation of fish and wildlife habitat in Western Canada. When not in working in the field Aden enjoys playing in it: fishing, hunting, hiking and training his bird dogs. Aden especially enjoys introducing his children and other young people to the outdoors and has spent a number of years teaching hunting and fishing education programs and the International Bowhunting Education Program.