What year did you begin working at Run With Us?

August 2012

When & where did you go to high school? College? What did you study?

Lincoln High School, Glendale College, California State University of Los Angeles

Did you run in high school and/or college?

I ran for GCC and CALSTATELA

When & how & why did you get in to the sport of running?

I started running in high school because I wanted to follow my brother’s footsteps.

Do you have a favorite moment that stands out in your running career?

Yes, when I was running for CSULA my coach at the time was Gretchen Corrales. She saw the potential I had before I did and she made me believe in myself. After almost two years of really hard training with her. I started to believe I had the potential to be a good runner. Unfortunately she is no longer with us. She is one of my motivations in life.

Any personal records we should know about?

5k 17:35, 10k 36:20, ½ marathon 1:22:53, Marathon 3:09:23

In competition, what is or was your favorite distance?  

The half marathon

Road, Track, Trails, Treadmill, Couch?

Trails

What do you enjoy most about the sport or your own running?

What I enjoy the most about running is that when I am in my runs I get a lot of time to think and reflect about whatever is going on in my life.

Since working at Run With Us, what has been your favorite aspect of the job?

I love to hear people’s stories about how they got started into running and how it has changed their life.

What has been your favorite running shoe of all-time? What is your favorite shoe currently?

I used to be in love with the Asics Kayano and my current shoe is the Hoka One One Clifton among many others.

Do you have a favorite meal of all-time?

I love food!!!! Mexican food is my favorite and I also enjoy Thai food a lot.

Outside of Run With Us & Running, do you have any other interests?

I am a race director and that is my passion.