Aslan grew up in Utah, exploring the canyons and mountains with his family. Aslan considers himself a conservationist. He received his bachelor’s in wildlife and Wildland conservation from Brigham Young University. After graduating, he began working at Arrowhead Ranch Outdoor school in the Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. While working in Southern California Aslan realized he enjoyed sharing the natural world with children. After spending a year there, Aslan moved to Southwell, UK to attend Nottingham Trent University, where he received a Master’s in Endangered Species Conservation and recovery. There he studied how outdoor programs affect children’s attitudes toward conservation. Aslan has worked with children outdoors since he was 15, working with the Boy Scouts of America. He has also worked as a Lead Naturalist at Three Oaks Outdoor School, a wilderness guide in the San Juan Islands and Western Washington, and a volunteer educator at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.