Ariel is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources. Before joining San Bruno Mountain Watch in 2015, Ariel worked with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program. He currently is the Director for San Bruno Mountain Watch, overseeing the planning, funding, and operation of their restoration, education, and nursery programs, carries out the administration of the non-profit, and implements their strategic plan. Ariel believes deeply in the democratic potential of community-based ecological restoration and in the power of place-based environmental education. In his free time, Ariel likes to read environmental history, explore the Bay Area’s vast trail network, and play guitar.