Aaron Loki Johnson

Education:Bachelor’s degree in humanities, University of Colorado Boulder.

Professional background:Aaron “Loki” Johnson joined Colorado Public Radio in2014. Aco-founder of the University of Colorado Boulder’s station, Radio 1190, he worked with the student-run stationfor more than a decade.Known on stage as “Ukulele Loki,” Aaron leads acircus-style indie rock band calledtheGadabout Orchestra, emcees forburlesqueand circus shows andproduces the Denver County Fair”Freakshow.”He hasworked asa seventh-grade teacher in Denver Public Schools, a host and emcee for the Downtown Denver Partnership and a music instructor atSwallow Hill Music.

Awards: Aaron was namedone of100 Colorado Creatives, as well as Best Sideshow Performer, by “Westword.”In 2004, he received the Circus historical Society’s Candlelight Award for his work as a preserver of the American circus.