Introducing our 2018 Race SLO Community Ambassadors


By Location (43 STRONG!):

 Meet the individuals who are inspiring US through their unique journeys of Healthy Lifestyle, Community Leadership, Human Connection, Relentless Learning and Exploring. 
#ValuesDrivenBusiness #TogetherWeRise

Mayor Heidi Harmon

San Luis Obispo

Advocate for positive solutions to local and global challenges. Social, climate, and gender justice leader.  Passionate about helping others find their voice and move their bodies in the direction of postive change. 

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Ashley McComb

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park Environmental Educator. Explorer & student of the natural world. Trail runner. A human 2 natural world connector. 

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Bruce Skidmore

San Luis Obispo

Community business leader. Embassy suites, Hilton, Disney. Avid Cyclist and hiker. Race SLO Volunteer. 

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Barb LeMoine

San Luis Obispo

Triathlete. Mother. Kennedy Club Fitness & Cal Poly Fitness Instructor. New to adventure racing. Masters Student in Exercise Psychology. 

Robyn Ortiz

Santa Clarita

Runner. Elementary School Teacher (Teacher of the Year).

Human Connector at Grace Baptist Church. Tattoo on feet: “Your Word is a lamp to my feet” and wrist: infinity sign with the word “run” and Isaiah 40:31 underneath — “They will run and not grow weary”


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Hailey Chiasson

Morro Bay

Wild Cherry Canyon 50 mile Ultra runner. Real Estate Professional. Group Fitness Teacher at Cal Poly & Fitness works. Figure Competitor. 

FB: Hailey.Chiasson - IG: hchiasson

Michelle Hamilton

San Luis Obispo

100 mile trail runner and Marathoner. Acupuncturist. Mother of two. Founder & Coach of the Well Woman Project. 

Facebook - Facebook - Facebook - Instagram 

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Sharyl Naftal

Pismo Beach

Runner. Retired Executive Chef. Pismo Beach Conf & Visitor Bureau Board. Works at Wolff Vineyards Tasting Room. Organizer of Pismo's  Premier Pet Festival in Dinosaur Caves 4.8.18.

Website - Instagram

Miguel Madarang

San Luis Obispo

Kinesiology Student. Missionary Adventurer. New Half Marathon Runner.


Pepe Gonzales

Paso Robles

Original Race SLO Ambassador. Competitive road runner. 

Dad inspired him to run. Lives by “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” - Steve Prefontaine 

Facebook - Instagram - Website

Michelle Heidbrink

San Luis Obispo

Competitive Tennis Athlete & Tennis Warehouse staffer. Runs to cross train & inspire others to embrace and develop their best selves.

Instagram - Facebook

Katie Bull

San Luis Obispo

Triathlete. Runner. Women’s League Soccer player. Cal Poly Grad. Mother. 

Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest

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Jarod Contereas

San Pedro

Vegan Ultra Runner. Inventor of the Target Release Recovery Tool. Writer & Podcaster. Cal Poly Student.

Podcast: Touching the Trail Podcast (on iTunes) - Website 

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Selena Sharpless

San Luis Obispo

Runner, aspiring Pilates Instructor. Doing Calif Warrior & SLO Half. Cal Poly Grad. CAPSLO Nutrition Specialist. 


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Devin Best

San Luis Obispo

Executive Director of local non-profit. Lover of the outdoors and nature conservation. Runner. Cyclist. Dad.  

Instagram - Facebook - Twitter

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Amy Roberts

San Luis Obispo

All Round Fitness. Cal Poly Grad & Nurse. Mother of 3. Tribe Fit Founder & Coach of Mom’s Prenatal / Postnatal Community Fitness club. 

FacebookFacebook for Tribe Fit Club - InstagramInstagramTribe Fit Club (@tribefitclub) • Instagram photos and videos

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Rani Shah

Los Osos

Writer of social goodness and human hope. Hiker and newbee runner. Mother of 2. MindBody Online staffer. “Be kind, Be generous, Be wonderful” -RS

Facebook: Rani Shah - Twitter: @omshesaid - Instagram: omshesaid

Snapchat: omshesaid - Blog:

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Cameron Adams

Walnut Creek

Marathoner. Community Leader. Cal Poly Business Student.  

instagram: cam_adamss

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Doreen Wagner



Home Schooling Mother of 5 who after 40 rebuilt her body, career and life thru fitness. Liv Cycling Ambassador, NASM-CPT and Swimmer. MTB Cyclist. Trail Runner. 

Facebook - Facebook - Instagram

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Pete Cabral


Triathlete. Coach of Blue Skies Fit. Motivated to unleash the athlete in all of us. SLOM Pacer. KCF Spinning & R Instructor. NASM CPT, Ironman University Coach in progress! 

Facebook - Strava - Suunto MovesCount

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Claudia Callwood


Trail runner. MTB & Road Cyclist. Swimmer. CCCMB, SLO County Bicycle Advisory Committee, SLO Bike Coalition. Retired teacher. Horticulturist.  


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Natasha Hoover-Wolf

Paso Robles

Special needs health & fitness coach. Ex- smoker & ex-junk foodie turned vegetarian runner & Lost 100lbs. Momma:) 

Instagram - Facebook: Natasha Hoover Wolf 

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Kristin Goodwin

Paso Robles


Health & Fitness Coach. Lives for adventure & travel. #BadassWoman 

Facebook - Facebook - Instagram

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Rhonda Williams


Road & Trail Marathoner. Cal Poly Mom & Grandmother. Director of Rehab @ Skilled Nursing Facility. Cycling instructor. Local Run Club Administrator, Member of “Moms Run This Town” Chapter. 

Facebook: @runrhondarun

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Santa Barbara

French, living in California since 2010. Husband & Dad. Journalist, blogger and runner chasing his BQ. "Bilingual" in miles and kilometers

Facebook - Instagram

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Zoe Hinck


Santa Barbara

4x SLO Half Athlete. Company Team Relay Runner. Cal Poly Grad. BioMedical Engineer. Fitness Instructor. 

Instagram: @zhinck - Facebook - Snapchat: @zhinck - Strava

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Robert Mead


Competitive runner. 2017 Wild Cherry Half Champion with a 1:16:48 Half Marathon PR. 7-Time Mount Whitney Summits. Ran Grand Canyon Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim in a day. Works on Camp SLO base.


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Michael Gamboa

Santa Maria

Central Coast homegrown. Dad. Righetti, Hancock, Youth Soccer & Cross Country Grad turned Coach. Cal Poly & San Jose State.  SM Valley Trail Runners. RAD Rabbit Club. BOCO Gear Ambassador. Doing SLOFull & California Warrior. 

Instagram - Twitter - Strava

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Krystal Cornejo

Santa Maria

Wife, Mother, Adult Day Care Director. Balancing care for others and love of self through running.

“Love yourself, love others and love the world”- KC

Instagram - Instagram (Sydney Creek)

(The Village at Sydney Creek account was created to bring awareness to our Alzheimer and dementia community. These individuals are a true inspiration.)

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John Glines

Santa Maria

Tough Mudder. Ultra. Spartan. Wine & Auction Co owner. Rodeo fundraiser. Other Ambassador Brands: Honey Stinger, Merrell Sports, Tough Mudder , Goat Tough and The Super Nice Club

Facebook:  John Glines - Instagram: johntglines

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Victor Hurtado

Santa Maria

Lost 80lbs running! Done 39 half and 8 full marathons. Pacer. Running Boston 2018. 

Instagram: @running_victor - Facebook

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Michelle Serna-Garcia


Life crisis at 32 so took up running. Lost 17lbs and transformed her life and family.  

Instagram: one_bad_mother_runner - Facebook: Michelle Serna-Garcia

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Glenda Finley


 Returning SLOM Ambassador. Ran 24 half marathons + 3 full. Making a comeback from an injury. 

Instagram - Twitter - Facebook

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Edward Gonzales


Financial Services Professional . Cyclist. Triathlete. Dad. 

Facebook - Facebook

Michele VanOrnum


On local non-profit run club board that gets under privileged running. Preschool & Kindergarten Owner. Ran SLO Marathon and our 50 miler at Wild Cherry Canyon.  

Facebook - Instagram

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Grace Barnick

La Jolla

Marathoner. Personal Trainer. SLO Hometown Girl. 

Instagram - Facebook

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John Luoma

San Francisco

Husband. Dad. Grad Student. Runner. Surfer. Outdoor Explorer. Cal Poly Grad. Human Connector. SLO Marathon 2018. 

Facebook - Instagram - Twitter

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Kassie Lee Hehn


Lost 100lbs running! Triathlete. Mom. Races for cerebral palsy little buddy Ashley.  Running SLO Half with her own mom. 

Facebook - Instagram

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Sandra Gomez

SantaFe Springs

Girl Scout Leader. Adventurer. Her mantra is “keep-moving”

Skispeech@instagram - Sandra Gomez FaceBook

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Roni Kornitz


SLOM Pacer. 145 marathons, 127 halves, and 11 50K’s! Runners Anonymous Captain, Run365 Coach. In March 2014 ran 3 marathons in 3 continents in one week (Barcelona, Jerusalem and Oakland). Home brewer. 

Facebook and Twitter: rkornitz

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Katrina Rojas


Past SLOM Ambassador & Blogger. Elementary School Secretary. Lost 35lbs running! Mom. 2018 SLO Ultra focused.  

Facebook - Instagram

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Robert Newton


Ultra Runner. On a 5 year chronicle project documenting his transformation from Average Robert to UltraMan. Owner of Diego Farms animal sanctuary. International Animal welfare advocate & shelter fundraiser. 3 years= 25 marathons & ultras finished. 100 miler. Pushing 4 Change Founder. 

Website - Instagram: @pushing_4_change - Facebook

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Chuck Intrieri

San Luis Obispo

Business Consultant, 5K walker & Hiker, 

Facebook - WebsiteCal Poly SBDC Consultant

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Established in 2008 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO endurance event portfolio includes the inaugural California Warrior Experience (Spring 2018), 7th SLO Marathon + Half, Relays and 5K plus Kids Races (Spring 2018), 3rd SLO Ultra trail races (late Summer 2018) and the recently added US Trail Running Conference (late Summer 2018).

The Race SLO Team produces both fun & competitive running events year-round to create human connection through fitness and raise funds for local nonprofits: Jack’s Helping Hand, The Land Conservancy of SLO and Team Red, White & Blue.

Our mission: Through human experiences, we create social & economic impact to share our legacy.

Come experience the best the California Central Coast has to offer: year-round sunshine, rolling green hills, unspoiled open roads, first class finish lines and more. Come Race SLO: #EnduranceTownUSA!