Aaron CV

Some details on my background and experience:

Owner: Aaron Jerad Designs

January 2000 – Present Colorado

I run my own design and consulting business specializing in two areas:

Site design: Consulting, design and installation of gardens, forest-gardens and other self-sufficient and sustainable properties using permaculture design methods and principles. Permaculture teacher.

Web design: Freelance artist, web and graphic designer. I specialize in creating customized WordPress websites and teaching people how to manage them.

Webmaster: ARISE Music Festival

2012 – 2013

General website administration and management, web design, graphic design.

Permaculture Background

Home-stay and work-study with David Holmgren and Su Dennett
Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia. Nov 7 – 25, 2009 (temperate)

Home-stay and work-study at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms
Bungendore, NSW, Australia July – November 2009. (temperate, semi-arid)

Internship at Rainbow Vally Farm.
Matakana, New Zealand. June 25 – July 15 2009. (temperate, oceanic)

Volunteer Tree Planting: Trees For Earth
NSW, Australia
October 2009

Farm forestry intern: Terra Preta Truffles
Large scale tree planting operation and conservation work.
July 2009 – August 2009
Planted truffle inoculated oak trees and engaged in many various tasks related to maintaining a large farm forestry project.

Permaculture Design Intern Permaculture Research Institute

January 2009 – May 2009

Internship with Geoff Lawton
PDC, Permaculture Internship

Permaculture Design Certificate Course (72 hours)
Geoff Lawton, (with Paul Taylor) Zaytuna Farm NSW, Australia. January 18 – February 2, 2009

Permaculture Aid Workers Training Course
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. February 3-8, 2009.

Introduction to Permaculture Course
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. February 12-13, 2009.

Introduction to Permaculture Course (2nd sitting)
Geoff Lawton, Mulloon Creek Natural Farm, NSW, AU. February 28 – March 1, 2009.

Permaculture Home Gardening Course (+ curriculum development)
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. March 14-15, 2009.

Permaculture Design Certificate Course (Review)
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. March 22 – April 4 2009.

Permaculture Aid Workers Training Course (2nd sitting for curriculum development)
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. April 6 – 11, 2009.

Permaculture Teachers Training Course
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. April 13 – 17, 2009.

Permaculture Earthworks Course
Geoff Lawton, Mulloon Creek Natural Farm, NSW AU. June 1-7, 2009.
Music Production Director

Music and Production Director: Dreamtime Festival

2001 – 2007
Talent booking, scheduling and stage production for 2 stages. Stage management.

Musician and web manager: Kan’Nal

2001 – 2007

Full time touring and studio musician on didgeridoo and percussion. Also was web designer and administrator for the band during this time.

Production Director: KVNF Public Radio

1997 – 1998

Handled all recording and production related tasks, promotion, entertainment calendar, PSA’s, fundraisers, was also the backup DJ for all shows.