Aaron New is an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) intern for Friends, working as a link between the group and the National Parks of Southern West Virginia.

Originally from Randolph County, WV, Aaron graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a B.S. in Journalism. Aaron coordinates efforts between Friends and the parks Friends works with.

Inspired by trips to various national parks around the country (notably visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah), camping trips with family, and numerous other outdoor excursions, Aaron decided to apply his talents to help grow and support one of his favorite areas in his home state.

Before coming into this position, Aaron worked as a radio disc jockey for a variety of radio stations around West Virginia. In his free time, he keeps busy performing and writing music, and exploring every nook and cranny in the region.