Hi everyone! I wanted to introduce myself. I am Ariel Kapteyn, the new Administrator for Stay Work Play! I have lived in New Hampshire almost all of my life (primarily in Hooksett). I graduated from Manchester High School West in 2011, then earned my Bachelor of Sciene in Business Administration in Global Business and Entrepreneurship from Suffolk University followed by an International Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
As a recent grad (five years is still recent right?), I love supporting West High and currently am doing so as the Chairwoman for the West High Blue Knights Foundation. The Foundation gives funding to current West High students to allow them to participate in activities ranging from leadership development training to band competitions to planting a garden in the courtyard. It is amazing to hear about the experiences of some of New Hampshire’s future young professionals!
In my free time, I play volleyball; cheer on my husband and sister-in-law at their softball games; hang out and play games with my family (currently, my obsessions are Drawful and Mexican Trains); and enjoy watching TV (right now I am rewatching Star Trek Enterprise), movies (basically anything Disney), and the Warrior Canine Connection puppy cam!
I am very excited to bring my past educational, professional, and personal experiences to Stay Work Play through my new role, in which I will be providing administrative support to the office, as well as executive support to the President & CEO.