Chief Running Officer
At 210 pounds and struggling to leg out a double in slow pitch softball I had an epiphany that told me I better get in better shape before running to first feels like a marathon. And that is how it started for me. No, not marketing but running. Oh, I am supposed to write about my marketing experience here? Well ok if you insist. It all all started when I was the social chariman of the Sigma Nu chapter at Ball State University. The job of the social chairman is pretty simple and that is to find sororities to partner with on weekend mixers (or parties). And now as I look back over the years marketing that bunch might have been the most challenging task of my career. Yep we were quite a bunch. Now my professional marketing career has taken me to some great places ranging from the NBA Draft to meeting former Presidents (yes of the USA) to planning and executing an event at the BCS Championship Game to Chuck Norris' World Combat League. My career entails working for two NBA teams, three minor league hockey teams, a minor league baseball front office position and even starting a big time sports marketing agency. Combined it all adds up to a bunch of years of marketing and promotional experience working with some of the greatest athletes, brands and events in the universe. And so in 2008 decided to put that experience into the running community of DFW and launched DFWRUNS with the goal of helping running events and brands grow. DFWRUNS has now evolved into On Your Left! Marketing & Events. So standing on second base I decided that it was time to start running. Just 20 minutes a day. 10 minutes up the then gravel KATY trail and 10 minutes back. Slowly my stamina grew and my waist shrunk. Now running and more importantly fitness is part of my life both personally and professionally. It is the lifestyle that we find so powerful at On Your Left! Marketing & Events. And all the marketing fluff aside our goal is to integrate your brand or event into that lifestyle. It is beyond marketing, it is where and when marketing meets the pavement!
VP of Happy Running
Running Happy! I am so passionate about our company and what we do that all I can do is run happy… I have had so many life experiences from growing up in Southern California, to living in Bakersfield, to living in San Francisco then Dallas. I went to the University of Texas at Dallas, graduated with honors with a focus on business and entrepreneurship. I landed at a start up...was the 10th employee, I put on the finest suits, traveled across the United States and helped build a company that serviced meeting/event planning professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, five years later the company was over 100. In between all of that, I have had the pleasure to work in radio, marketing, sales, event planning and management. Nothing comes easier to me than a little hard work, sprinkled with always doing what’s right and giving more than I think I can each day. DFWRUNS will be four in August of 2012. I turned in my fine suits for fine running shoes and dry fit instead. For those that have ever owned and managed their own company knows that if you’re running happy then you must be doing something right. Never look back, keep moving forward! Oh, and yes I am a runner (2010 Chicago Marathon Finisher, 6 Half Marathons in 2011 (with a 2 hour 4 minute PR at one), mountain biker, snow skier, kick boxer, beach lover, animal lover and I used to skydive back in the day. There’s always room for fun after working hard!
Director of Muscle
There's a lot more to being Director of Muscle than being really, really, ridiculously Muscley. Like being an Aggie of course. I got my brains from Texas A&M University, the greatest school in the whole wide world. Spent my days there studying Recreation Park and Tourism Sciences better known as "Rather Play Than Study", along with some other days earning a minor in Business Administration. My favorite lessons however came through my involvement in student leadership organizations, or the “other education” as us Aggies call it. It was through these countless opportunities that I really found my passion for helping people, different causes, and organizing and planning events. After college I took my talents to North Texas to work with the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, assisting in Volunteer Services and Operations. The year long experience was invaluable in seasoning me to be the best possible Director of Muscle for DFWRUNS. I'm responsible for the moving parts of day of race events. It's my job to FLEEXXXX and see to it that anything in the way of executing an event to perfection is removed. At an event you'll see me grunting and sweating profusely with my Gerber in hand. I'll be the guy lifting heavy objects, and zip tying up banners to perfection. In-line with all of the DFWRUNS staff, I draw my strength from my largest muscle, the Heart. I'm Director of Muscle and I'm here to PUMP. YOU. UP.
Captain of the Millenium Running Falcon
Pup runner, show stopper, and all around good dog. His favorite distance is a 5K but he enjoys long walks and swimming for hours in the lake. Han is also skilled in chasing gatos at the house. He trains by sprinting to chase squirrels.