Providing safe, nurturing and
supportive environments.

Ariel Clinical Services Staff

ariel-staff_0005_Becky Hobart1Rebecca Hobart, LCSW

Executive Director

Becky has 30 years of direct experience working with children and families and was one of Ariel’s first case managers. Becky received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and is licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of Colorado. Even as a child, Becky was driven to make the world a better place. Starting with collecting soup can labels for UNICEF, working with preschoolers on street safety and volunteering at a domestic violence shelter in Jr. High School. Becky always knew that her mission was to help others. Becky is proud to serve Ariel as the executive director and is passionate about providing excellent and compassionate care.

ariel-staff_0001_Shirley Lee1Shirley Lee, MSW

Front Range Regional Director

Shirley has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and has worked for Ariel since 2001. Shirley has over 20 years experience working in the human service field. Shirley was the Director of Community Learning Center (Proctor Care) and supervisor of the Juvenile Justice Program at Colorado West Mental Health in Mesa County. Shirley’s parents are both hearing impaired and Shirley is fluent in American Sign Language. Growing up in the Deaf culture inspired Shirley to advocate for the rights of others and to be an agent of change. Shirley adopted three adolescents from the foster care system and is committed to providing quality homes to both children and adults in the Ariel programs.

ariel-staff_0004_Carrie Over1Carrie Over, MSW

Western Slope Deputy Director for Therapeutic Foster Care & Adult Program

Carrie is our Western Slope Program Director for Therapeutic Foster Care and the Adult Program. Carrie came to work at Ariel in 2000. Carrie was born and raised in Colorado and after an exciting career working in the restaurant, airline, and judiciary fields she landed home at Ariel. Carrie has always been drawn to the quirky, the creative and the challenging. As a child Carrie’s best friend had a sister with severe developmental delays. Carrie knew from that time on that her mission would be to reach out to those whose differences she saw as strengths rather than weaknesses. Carrie has a bachelor’s degree from Mesa State College and a Master’s of Social Work from Colorado State University.

ariel-staff_0002_Sarah MarshallSarah Marshall, CPA

Financial Director

Sarah has more than 20 years experience in the accounting field, having held positions in public accounting, government and industry and has worked for Ariel since 2008.  Being new to the non-profit world, through working at Ariel Sarah has discovered how rewarding this field of work can be.   She enjoys working behind the scenes to support the programs and services that Ariel provides.  She also loves interacting with the children and adults in Ariel programs, knowing that Ariel is providing them with opportunities to help them succeed.  Sarah holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Accountancy from Western Illinois University.

ariel-staff_0000_Stephanie StephensonStephenie Stephensen

Adult Services Program Manager

Stephenie is a native of Grand Junction and started her work at Ariel in 2004. She is a Mesa State graduate with a degree in Psychology. Stephenie has always had a passion for helping others and became committed to adults with intellectual disabilities after she volunteered for the Special Olympics in the 1990’s. Stephenie values the unique gift that this group had in enhancing her life and she made it her mission to enhance theirs. Stephenie has been instrumental in developing the innovative programming that Ariel offers on the Western Slope.

Board of Directors

  • Jan Blair, School District 51, President
  • David Herr, M.D., Vice President
  • Sue Brown, Home Care of the Grand Valley, Board Member
  • Joanna Little, Re/Max 4000, Board Member
  • Julie Sprinkle, J.D.,  Board Member