Aamodt is actively involved in SHRM and is the 2009 president of the New River Valley chapter of SHRM as well as the advisor for the Radford University Chapter. He received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. He has three nieces, Emily Aamodt, Kitty Aamodt, and Liz Aamodt who reside in California.