Aaron - Owner / Crazy Cat Guy
Aaron was born and raised in rural Central Vermont. In his small town, there is only 1 school for all kids from kindergarten through graduation. According to the 2010 census, there are less than 1,200 residents in this town.
So, needless to say, he is a small town guy.
Growing up in the woods
As it is with lots of families in the mountains, the Boardman family was a large, close one. Aaron is the youngest of 6 children and for many years he remembers his grandparents living with the family. His family was also a local refuge to strays of all species. Over the years, many cat mamas would chose to deliver their babies at the Boardman home.
Because of his small town roots, Aaron puts a lot of value in family and community. For this reason, many of the processes and technology that AHB Pet & Home Care uses are with the intention of bringing all of the people and pets closer. AHB sitters and clients do form a community and the sitter team definitely has a family feel. Aaron has a lot to do with that.
Aaron was born with cerebral palsy, due to the umbilical cord being wrapped around his neck. Because of his disability, many people put limits on the things that he would be able to do, but Aaron did not accept those limits. With a lot of patience and hard work, he has learned to do things that seemed beyond his reach; for example, walking, running and driving a car. His ‘can-do’ attitude has motivated many people throughout the years.
Having a desire to help children who have been dealt a difficult hand in life, Aaron and Honey are dedicated foster parents for children with therapeutic needs. According to Aaron, "helping kids do more than anyone ever thought they could is great".
Being a pet sitter
With encouragement from family and friends, Aaron and Honey started AHB Pet & Home Care in 2015. As the owner and a pet sitter, Aaron lovingly cares for all types of animals, but he is definitely a crazy cat guy. He says that he has always been that way.
His favorite part about being a pet sitter? Being able to work with animals that don't care about his disability.
Grateful for the opportunity to own a business that makes a difference in the lives of both humans and animals, Aaron always provides a service that shows his appreciation.