Ariel grew up in Fargo-Moorhead and has been a fan of the arts and music scene her entire life. She began playing piano at the age of six and started violin during 5th grade. She has been a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Youth Symphony, the Braiden Quartet, and MSUM and NDSU's collaborative University Orchestra. She attended MSUM and graduated with a degree in Music Industry emphasis in Business.
Additionally Ariel is certified as a K - 12 substitute teacher, serving the Fargo Public Schools area. She enjoys popping into the Fargo area schools and instructing students of all ages.
Ariel also began volunteering as a docent for the Plains Art Museum. She throughly enjoys learning about the exhibits on display and presenting tours for various art patrons.