Fulfillment & Events Manager
Arielle Edmonson brings to Cook Ross more than ten years in non-profit management, event management, customer service and operations experience in the District of Columbia.She has conducted procurement, facilities management, and audit preparation and compliance reporting for mid-sized District-based organizations. She has extensive budgeting experience, managing organizational program grants as large as $550,000. A former teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools, Arielle has functioned as Deputy Director for Operations and Management with DC VOICE, an education advocacy organization, for nine years. Before joining Cook Ross as the Fulfillment and Event Manager, Arielle worked with ImageWorks Consulting Firm, LLC as the Operations Manager and managed a program that provided workforce development training to adjudicated D.C. youth. She received her Bachelors degree from Trinity University, focusing on elementary education. Arielle resides in the Brookland neighborhood in D.C. with her husband and son.
In Her Own Words
What do you do (in 5 words or fewer)?
Provide customer service & manage events
What is your biggest fear?
Being touched by something furry like a dog or cat.
What song gets stuck in your head most often?
I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston
Tell me about the happiest you’ve ever been.
The happiest I have ever been is when I laid eyes on my son for the first time. Starting a family was a long and, at times, heart breaking journey but the second I saw him for the first time I realized it was all worth it.
What’s the best advice you ever got?
I always have a choice. No matter what situation I am in – good or bad – the power lies with me to make a choice about the outcome.
What’s your favorite board game, and why?
Taboo. I’m generally not a competitive person, but when it comes to Taboo (especially girls versus guys) I’m not satisfied unless my teams wins.
What is the biggest misconception people have about you?
People always think I’m anti-social but the truth is I love people and I wish I could be overly extroverted but I am very shy.
What’s the best flavor combination you can think of?
Anything with caramel. Caramel ice cream, caramel dipped bacon, caramel and chocolate – you name it, I love it.