Membership & Development Manager
Wheels: Peugeot Porteur mixte, R.I.P.
Commute: 7 miles from Crown Hill
Favorite ride: Tour du Lac d’Annecy in France and anywhere near water
Having searched all her life for somewhere that’s green, Ariana is so happy she finally found her way to Seattle and the breathtaking Pacific Northwest. She also loves coffee.
As the oldest (but not tallest) of five siblings, Ariana learned the value of conversation, oxford commas and national parks from her family. Ariana loves to dance; from her roots as an Irish dancer she has grown up to be an award-winning belly dancer and is currently learning to tango. She has a tendency to burn dinner but will make it up to you with a pint or two.
Ariana's early years were spent in the Mojave desert of southern California and the high desert of central Utah. After completing a B.S. in Horticulture from Utah State University, Ariana spent a year living overseas in East and Southeast Asia. She developed a profound appreciation for the diversity and complexity of human experience, and survived her most terrifying (and invigorating) bicycle ride to date: standing on the back of a tiny folding bike through rush hour traffic in Yangling, Shaanxi province, China. Ariana returned stateside to the bicycling haven of Davis, California, where she gave up her car, purchased a bicycle and completed an M.S. in International Agricultural Development.
Voice classes and a chance meeting brought her to Davis Arts Center, where she discovered a passion for helping non-profit, community-based organizations come to life. She is thrilled for the opportunity to work with Cascade Bicycle Club in her favorite city.