About the Inventor and CEO
A native of Ozark, Mo., Arianna Russell is a passionate, 26-year-old entrepreneur who started her first business, Superior Auto Detailing, in 2005 as a junior in high school while playing basketball full-time. By 2007, she went from working alone to having 8 full-time employees.
Arianna believes it takes hard work, dedication, and passion to succeed in what you want to do. She loves being around people, having fun, and making others smile.
She is the daughter of Michael and Cheri Russell, and the youngest of four children. Her entrepreneurial parents are The Wicker Fixers – two of 12 in the United States who do this kind of restoration work. Her mother also publishes an antique directory called “Antiquing We Go.”
Arianna is proud to be an American and fights hard to keep her products 100% Made in America to honor her father, a double Purple Heart Vietnam War veteran and others serving our country. She loves spending time with her family, especially with her nieces and nephews.
Hometown: Ozark, MO
Foods: Italian, pizza, cheese and ice cream
Favorite Colors: blue & green (hints Bo’s colors)
Cell phone: iPhone 4S
“Sometimes you have to undo the undoable to make the undoable doable.” –Arianna Russell
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” -Steve Jobs
“The most important thing in life is to be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman.” “Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” – Douglas Adams
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” –Steve Jobs
“Some of the most devastating things that happen to you will teach you the most.” - Ellen DeGeneres
“You’re lucky enough to be different; never change.” –Taylor Swift
“If you don’t dream big, there’s no use of dreaming. If you don’t have faith, there’s nothing worth believing.” –Justin Bieber
“Be yourself – there’s no one better.” –Selena Gomez