Denver Alumnae Member Highlight!
The Denver Alumnae Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta is comprised of over 3,000 members in the Denver Metro Area. Members have various backgrounds, passions, strengths and stories. Below we highlight some of our amazing members!
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A self-described “people person,” Ariana (Ari) has combined her educational background in psychology and her experience as a Gamma Phi sister to create an exciting career as well as to commit to make a difference in the world around her.
As Manager of Talent Acquisition Shared Services for Vail Resorts, Ari leads a team of more than 20 individuals to provide staffing for seasonal and year-round resort positions.
Ari attributes much of her career success to experiences as a Gamma Phi and living in the house during her sophomore year at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
“I learned so much during that year,” says Ari. “I developed deeper relationships with women who had diverse backgrounds, different majors, varied extracurricular activities…and I learned to listen to their stories and experiences with a new depth of understanding. Learning to communicate with all of my Beta Rho sisters was great preparation for my role as a corporate recruiter and team leader.”
Ari’s focus on philanthropy for the Gamma Phi Alumnae Chapter includes volunteering for Girls on the Run and Boys and Girls Club Gates Camp in Ward, CO. With her leadership Gamma Phi Denver Alumnae Chapter’s philanthropy donated much needed kitchen equipment to the camp this year.
Also, Ari has made a major commitment to Denver’s Women’s Bean Project, an organization that supports and empowers women to become self-sufficient out of poverty or homelessness.
“I attended a Panhellenic Leadership Panel two years ago, and I heard Tamra Regan, the Women’s Bean Project CEO speak about her organization’s work. It seemed like a perfect fit with Gamma Phi’s commitment to building strong women, so I became involved and now volunteer as a personal mentor.”
Being a person with Type 1 Diabetes, Ari explains that she has learned to share information about her medical condition with others. “I’ve become more transparent about explaining what I need to stay healthy and active.” The American Diabetes Association is also one of the other organizations that I support.”
Ari is married to Jeff Gustafson, whom she describes as a great, supportive man. She is the proud owner of three cats. In keeping with her deep sense of social responsibility, her cats are all rescued and each have individual health issues.
Ari represents a true and constant Gamma Phi sister, and she reminds us of the importance of giving back to the communities where we live.