Aaron brings a disciplined management approach to Luxury Frontiers from his experience in military aviation operations and hospitality administration. He was formerly a Blackhawk pilot and served as a U.S. Army officer leading aviation operations on 3 continents. He translated this leadership acumen to hospitality administration through his role as co-General Manager of Abu Camp in Botswana.

Aaron is versed in both operating and consulting on luxury hospitality products, having consulted Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti and various high-profile asset owners/developers of renowned adventure hospitality properties.

He earned an MBA concentrated in Tourism Management from the IE Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Aaron is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

A wanderer at heart, Aaron is most content when immersed in different places around the world and being swept up by new cultures and surroundings.

AARON GJELLSTAD

Chief Operating Officer, Principal
AARON GJELLSTAD