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
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 and 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
I also had the opportunity to participate 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 donations and contributions.
In 2014 I became a member of THE Force, 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 participated 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 participate 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!