Aaron Buerge (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Aaron Grant Buerge (born on April 22, 1974 in Butler, Missouri) is an American businessman and television personality, best known for the role in The Bachelor.
Born in Butler, Missouri, Aaron is the oldest of three boys. He attended Joplin High School, where he played soccer, ran track and was an All-American swimmer. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Aaron went on to earn an MBA in International Finance from Clemson University, during which time he studied at the Italy campus. In 1998 he taught senior-level college classes in International Business at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin.
Currently employed as Senior Vice President of a family-owned bank in Springfield, Missouri, Aaron is a third-generation banker. He is venturing into the restaurant business with the opening of Trolleys Bar and Grille, a casual fine dining establishment and sports bar.
An avid sportsman, Aaron obtained his pilot's license at age 21, and also enjoys boating, water skiing, as well as playing the piano.
As The Bachelor in the anticipated second season, Aaron proposed to his then fiancée Helene. He then unceremoniously broke up with her a few months later. The runner up was Brooke Smith.