About us

The development of BarnRaising.org has been a labor of love for Dr. Dana Aaron.  The idea grew out of trying to help a friend with his job search.

BarnRaising.org, a nationally recognized, non-profit organization - founded and incorporated in 2004 - has helped thousands of individuals participate in job searches and starting businesses through BarnRaising Events, Personal Boards, Research Partners, One-on-One Assistance, and much more. Dr. Aaron is very proud that BarnRaising.org has been featured on television, newspapers and on NPR’s ‘Marketplace.’

Besides being Executive Director of BarnRaising.org, Dr. Aaron has been Vice President of Sodexo, USA, and Vice President & COO of The Education Alliance. In addition, he has worked in college administration at Syracuse University, Binghamton University, The College of New Jersey, Ithaca College and Bowling Green State University.

Dana Aaron received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration in 1978 from Bowling Green State University, has a Master’s degree from the University of Miami, and his Bachelor’s degree is from Springfield College.