Aubrey Arrington has been a resident of Galax, Virginia, since 2004 after retiring from a large telecom company. Immediately after moving to Galax, he started volunteering on the Blue Ridge Parkway, maintaining hiking trails. When the Blue Ridge Music Center opened in 2005, he began assisting the interpretive department. In 2006, Aubrey became an interpretive ranger with the National Park Service and continued in the role as a seasonal ranger for another eight years before deciding to become a volunteer again.
In addition to volunteering for the interpretive staff at the music center, Aubrey also maintains trails on the Music Center campus with other volunteers and has individually adopted trails at Cumberland Knob and Doughton Park. Besides doing a variety of projects for the maintenance department at the music center, Aubrey has volunteered with law enforcement marking boundaries and playing roles for law enforcement training activities and search & rescue practices, and with the natural resources department deploying wildlife cameras.
Born in Martinsville, Virginia, Aubrey spent five and a half years in the U.S. Air Force upon completing high school. After working two years in Washington, D.C., for an international communications carrier, he joined AT&T and spent most his career with the company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and later in Oklahoma City until he retired.
Aubrey enjoys hiking, kayaking, bicycling, and reading.