I enjoy contributing to my community. I have lived in various places over the past 20 years, including LA, Miami and Massachusetts. This has allowed me to be a part of some amazing initiatives. Enjoy this gallery of memories!
STUDENTS RUN LA Gallery
In Los Angeles, I ran the Students Run LA program. This volunteer program has prepared over 66,000 youths to run the LA Marathon since 1989. The program is all about mentoring, teaching kids about goal setting. It’s about overcoming obstacles and tenacity through marathon training. I acted as the lead coach for our South Central LA based high school team. This team had 25-35 members. I served for three years, 2007-2010 and continue to support the program when I can.
SOS MENTOR SHAPE UP Gallery
I also had the opportunity to take part in the SOS Mentor Shape UP Program. Additionally, I created, developed and facilitated this nutrition and fitness program to elementary and high school students. I also served as a board member for this organization. Today, I continue to support this program through various types of donations and contributions.
In 2014 I became a member of THE Force, meaning an ambassador for the company VIMMIA. VIMMIA is more than a clothing company providing fit fashion. VIMMIA supports community and philanthropy. They created the Warrior One Project. This project is about turning the “active” community into an “activist” community. I had took part in Warrior One Project fundraising retreats… one for the Jonah Pournazarian Fund in 2014 and the other for breast cancer research in 2015. With the support of VIMMIA, I can provide donations for events I take part in. Some of these events were:
- Be Well-Weekend of Wellness at the Woodstock Inn in Vermont in August of 2017.
- Baby Boot Camp’s Annual Conference in Sarasota, FL in September of 2018.
This gallery also shares images from other events, including education seminars. You also see personal fitness achievements and fitness endeavors! I place a high value on community engagement. I enjoy promoting all the aspects of wellness, pulling others in to join me, and I invite you to do the same! Have a picture to share? Awesome! Contact me today!