Ariel Zeigler

Born in 1995, Ari Ziegler was raised in Orinda, CA, and earned a B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology from the University of Puget Sound. While in school, Ari spent her summers working at Camp Tawonga, a Jewish summer camp located just outside of Yosemite National Park. It was at Tawonga that Ari began to explore the meaning and depth of her Jewish identity. Her love of the outdoors and community building stems from her early days at Camp and is shown in the strength of her friendships. Upon graduating from Puget Sound, Ari spent extensive time in Nepal, working on sustainable building projects near the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake. When she’s not traveling, Ari has worked as a crisis text line volunteer and a fourth-grade teacher. She has worked as a Wilderness Therapy Field Guide in Colorado and Utah and absolutely loves working with youth in outdoor settings. Ari is passionate about expanding access to the outdoors and utilizing natural spaces as a form of healing and connection to the land and oneself.