Learn About Aaron

 MA in ManagementSchool of Business

Aaron is the director of quality at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing in Seattle, Washington. Aaron is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran with more than 18 years of craft brewing experience.

Aaron is also a business plan instructor for Oregon State University’s Professional and Continuing Education program (Craft Brewery Startup Workshops I and II).

He also offers his expertise in resume writing to military spouses and transitioning military on a volunteer basis.

Aaron took some years off to be at home with his children. His master's in management has meant a great deal to him. It enhanced his critical-thinking skills and his sense of accomplishment.

When he meets people who are interested in pursuing a degree of any sort, he tells them about his APU experience and how it aligned with his career goals.

How He Did it 

Getting Started

Aaron’s wife was attending APU and he decided that an online program would work.


Tuition was affordable, which was important to him and his family.


Aaron pursued his master’s while staying at home with his kids as his wife worked.
Personally, my master's degree has meant a great deal to me. My biggest takeaway has been an understanding of entrepreneurship and the ability to take ownership of projects. That's been very helpful.
Aaron Brodniak
MA, Management

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