Ariel grew up in Wooster. After being furloughed from her job at a hotel during the pandemic, Ariel realized she wanted to change careers and care for animals. In addition to working here, she is in the veterinary technician program at Columbus State Community College. She shares her home with two cats; Azula, who is vocal and loves to play, and her sister Katara, who prefers soaking up the sun in the window. Ariel recently adopted a long-haired mini-Dachshund named Phlox. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, gardening, playing video games and watching TV with her husband, Adam.