Ari’s passion for event planning was born from her personal journey as a cancer survivor. While home recovering from metastatic papillary thyroid cancer, Ari made it her mission to help other survivors by supporting fundraising events for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This work led to a six-year full-time job in event planning with a non-profit started by Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs called Youth For Tomorrow, a youth home for at-risk kids. 

Ari soon realized that she loved the fulfillment that came from creating custom celebrations for both social and corporate events for a wide variety of clients. She also realized she had the drive and the passion to go out on her own. ARJ Productions was formed in 2011. Today, Ari and her talented team help clients celebrate and commemorate life’s most joyous occasions, with each event a direct reflection of Ari’s mantra to live life to the fullest every day.