She has been our colleague, our friend, and a local businesswoman.
It has been the life, after swimming, for Ariana Kukors. She spent the Sochi Olympics serving as a special correspondent for our local newscasts.
It was there, while watching the Olympic cauldron, that something sparked within the 25-year-old.
â€œ(We) were standing together when the Olympic cauldron lit up, and I didnâ€™t realize what the Olympics meant to me until that moment,â€ said the Auburn native. â€œI need to do this, itâ€™s so amazing. I need to do this.â€