Ariel joined the Adventure Office team in 2020. She brought with her a range of management experience including: outdoor retail, university outdoor recreation, and commercial outfitting. Her interest in outdoor recreation began as a child, as she traveled the country with her family in their old Ford E-150 conversion van and backpacked through most of the National Parks. This love for backpacking continued to grow, and she completed an Appalachian Trail thru hike in 2015 and a Vermont Long Trail thru hike in 2017. She continues to hike and travel with her family and their two pups. Her mission is to connect others to the great outdoors and to create meaningful, lasting memories for generations to come.