Aaron Estabrook was raised in Dodge City, Kansas and holds a degree in Political Science from Kansas State University and a certificate in Conflict Resolution from Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He served in the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division from 2008-2012 with a year-long combat deployment to southern Afghanistan.
In addition to his military experience,
Estabrook brings professional experience working with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide Supportive Services to Veterans Families across Kansas and managing other statewide non-profits. He served as Executive Director of the Save Kansas Coalition, Inc. where he promoted civic engagement on state legislative policy focused on balanced taxes, transportation, healthcare, and public education. In 2013, he was elected to a four-year term on the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education.
From 2018-2021, Estabrook worked as the Business and Community Liaison for Flint Hills Job Corps, where he represented Job Corps on statewide councils and workforce development boards; advocated on behalf of the program to local officials and congressional staff. He cultivated networks with employers across Kansas through work-based learning opportunities for Job Corps graduates and strengthened relationships with the Kansas Department of Education. Currently, Aaron Estabrook is the Executive Director of the Manhattan Housing Authority, a local public not for profit entity. He provides oversight of all operations of the Housing Authority and administers federal, state and local housing and related programs.
Aaron and his wife Dantia MacDonald live in downtown Manhattan with their two daughters. Sophia and Kennedy are studious and kind elementary students in USD 383 Public Schools. Dantia is a grant-writer, film director, and author currently serving as Co-Executive Director at Morningstar CRO in Manhattan.
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