About Aaron

Aaron Nakamura

Known for his community leadership in coordinating large groups and events, Aaron Nakamura is also most known for his motivational and inspirational public speaking ability, speaking at an array of venues and events from Christian church rallies to personal and professional development events for communities both local and abroad.

From 2009 to 2016, Aaron was a member of the leadership team that coordinates and organizes the annual Ultimate Workout, an annual mission and community project for high school students organized by Maranatha Volunteers International that takes place in Latin, Central, and South American countries every July. Serving and leading as one of the project coordinators, pastors and worship leaders that play a vital part in the project's success, Aaron has demonstrated to many that he is more than proficient in communication, leadership, and organization.

After the Divine calling at just 15 years of age, Aaron was ordained as the youngest Elder in the southern California Conference of the Christian Seventh-day Adventist Church. From leading young peers at his local church and high school of over 4,000, to organizing youth events for numerous churches and entire communities throughout southern California, Aaron's passion for ministry, community outreach, and helping others experience the love of Jesus first-hand is always what it is about.

Being invited to speak at numerous churches and events for young people, leaders, and communities, Aaron became fascinated with the craft and development of public speaking. After joining and getting involved with Toastmasters International, a prominent world-wide organization that focuses on leadership and communication, on July 1st, 2013, Aaron was elected the youngest president of the Words of Hope Toastmasters International organization at the City of Hope National Cancer Research Hospital in Duarte, California.

The organization, still existing today, seeks to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills that empowers them to become more confident and professionally equipped out in the real world.

Then, a step up, in June of 2014, Aaron accepted the position as the youngest Area H-2 Director for the Founder's District of Toastmasters International, which oversees numerous chapters of the organization around the San Gabriel Valley in southern California.

After successfully completing his one-year term, Aaron accepted the call to move to Days Creek, Oregon where he is currently serving as the youngest Vice Principal for Finance at Milo Adventist Boarding Academy, a secondary boarding Christian school where he continues along with his passion to introduce young people to Jesus.

Combined with his passion for ministry and that of helping others, one of Aaron's other passions is being an entrepreneur. In August 2016, Aaron founded Tasty Teas LLC based out of Roseburg, Oregon. The laid-back and relaxed Asian-American fusion beverage establishment focuses on specialty teas, sandwiches and other Asian-American dishes.

 Achievements & Experience

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Communicator

Presenter
2014 Maranatha International Convention
Sacramento, California
September 2014

Keynote Speaker, Graduation
Great Lakes Adventist Academy
Great Lakes, Michigan
May 2013

Keynote Speaker, Week of Prayer
Milo Adventist Academy
Medford, Oregon
April 2017

Keynote Speaker, Week of Prayer
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy
Calgary, Alberta; Canada
September 2017

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Leader

Founder & Owner
Tasty Teas LLC
Roseburg, Oregon
August 2016

Chief Financial Officer
Milo Adventist Boarding Academy
Days Creek, Oregon
August 2015 to present

Area Director
Toastmasters International
Founder's District, Area H-2
July 2014 to June 2015

President
Words of Hope Toastmasters
City of Hope National Cancer Research Hospital
2013 to 2014

Project Coordinator
Ultimate Workout 23
Maranatha Volunteers International
Ecuador, 2013

Project Coordinator
Ultimate Workout 22
Maranatha Volunteers International
Nicaragua, 2012

Vice President, Public Relations
Words of Hope Toastmasters
City of Hope National Cancer Research Hospital
July 2012 - June 2013

 

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Organizer

Milo Academy Board of Directors Member
Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
2015 - present

Nominating Committee Member
Temple City Seveth-day Adventist Church
2010, 2012, 2014

Social Committee Member
2012 - present

Board Member
Temple City Seveth-day Adventist Church
2008 - 2015

Education

Aaron graduated from the California State Unviersity in Los Angeles, California with a Business Administration Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis of study in Marketing Management and Social Media. In 2014, he was among the first class of students to complete the university's brand new Social Media Marketing Certificate Program.

  1. Milo Adventist Boarding AcademyChief Financial Officer
    August 2015 to present
  2. Toastmasters InternationalPresident & Area Director
    June 2013 to July 2015
  3. California State UniversityB.B.A. Marketing Management Emphasis
    March 2014 · Los Angeles, California

The Charity Supporter & Published Author

Aaron is a big supporter of local charity events such as the annual Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run by Subaru supporting Operation Gratitude, The Los Angeles Race for the Cure benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and The annual Color Run supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County in Southern California.



Having also worked as a free-lance, published photo journalist, Aaron's writings have been viewed and favored by many. He was featured on the July 10th, 2010 cover of Insight Magazine, a Christian Youth Magazine published by The Review and Herald Publishing Association where, since then, numerous pieces of his have appeared.

On June 24th, 2015, My Whole Life Matters, a new online Christian blog by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, featured Aaron as one of their Highlight Service Profiles. You can read the spread here.

Christianity & Religious Passions

An active member and leader in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Aaron took up the call at just 15 years of age to be the youngest ordained elder---a position with responsibility for nurturing the spiritual life of the church---in the southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. His passion for youth & young adult ministry started with his own struggles with understanding the reason behind his attendance at church. Read the full story published on My Whole Life Matters, a new online Christian blog by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists on June 24th, 2015. You can read the spread here.

Read Some of Aaron's Writings:

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Professional Podcasting

Aaron's biggest project currently in production entails being host of the Destination Motivation Podcast making its debut during Fall 2017. More information coming soon!