Select Page
Aaron Marks
Aaron brings over thirty years of experience as a first responder, emergency manager, and consultant, resulting in a specialized understanding of risk, crisis, and consequence management. Focusing on what his wife describes as “messy medicine,” Aaron applies his experience as a First Responder and Emergency Manager to engage organizations and maximize their resilience in the face of both tangible and intangible disruptions. As an equal parts instigator, facilitator, and educator, he has dedicated his professional life to proving his point that we are all out of good options once a response has begun.

Mark Twain is attributed with having said “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Welcome to One Thirty Nine Consulting and my adventure leaving my safe harbor and heading for the deep water.

My grandfather taught me that wisdom comes from great experiences and bad decisions. This blog is where I will share some of the lessons which I have learned throughout my professional career. Content here will be my opinion – take it or leave it. Most will be serious conversations about how I experience and interact with the world around me, and where I think we could collectively be better at managing the chaos. Some might be humorous, asking questions that probably should not be asked, and maybe even providing my answers to them. I hope that all will be useful – stimulating conversations where we can learn from each other.

One Thirty Nine is my first step on a path that I have dreamt of for years. Please join me on my journey through the ever-changing ecosystem of Risk, Crisis, and Consequence.

-Aaron