I made it into the SDSA on-line newsletter The Buzz, twice actually.
And my picture made it into the magazine DIRT: The Trail-Running Life!, granted you can barely make me out in a group photo before the Burning Man Ultra--2013, but I am there, actually right next to the race director and creator of the event, Cherie Yanek.
Being featured in the SDSA newsletter and then reading the article in Dirt, reminded me of how lucky I am to be part of some wonderful events and organizations, and inspired me to keep working hard and stay involved.
A heartfelt Thank You to the outgoing SDSA Board Members who have completed their term:
David Smith, Rosemary Brandenburg, Tom Early, Gia Grosso, Michele Munoz,
Jan Pascale, Natali Pope, Halina Siwolop, Chanida Trueblood, Andrew Baseman
And a hearty Welcome to the new SDSA Board Members!
SDSA Board of Directors 2015-2017
Shirley Starks, President Regina O'Brien, Vice President
Jennifer Gentile, Treasurer Natalie Contreras, Secretary
Phil Hoffman, Chairman of the Board
Lisa Alkofer, Mary Ann Biddle, Amanda Carroll (NYC), Lisa Clark, Mimi Clarke*,
Jon Danniells (ATL), William De Biasio, Laura Evans, Daryn Reid Goodall,
Michele Harding Hollie, Brandi Kalish, KayDee Lavorin, Lauree Martell, Chilly Nathan,
Adrianna Cruz-Ocampo*, Sara Osborne, Melinda Ritz, Rand Sagers, David Schlesinger (NYC),
Linda Sutton-Doll, Beth Wooke
BOLD indicated New Board Member *Indicates Business Member
In A Few Words...
Which talent would you most like to have?
Juggling, specifically flaming knives
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Living a life full of stories and adventures
Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
Networking and being able to give back to an industry and profession that has been very good to me
Partial Credits include:
As Set Decorator
THE LEGEND OF ZORRO
REIGN OVER ME
As Assistant Decorator
LAST ACTION HERO
As Set Dresser:
I keep running for several reasons and one of the big ones recently is the Burning Man 50k. It has been one of the highlights of my Burn experience these last two years and something I'm looking forward to again this year. In fact, I just registered while putting together this blog.
I was still on the fence about running the Georgia Marathon this year. Seeing Cherie's post a few days before helped push me over.
March 18 at 8:33pm
·So proud that my article about the burning man ultramarathon got published by trail runner. My longest article ever, about my passion. Thank you to all the beautiful runners who have run with me the past five years...
Being the magazine lover I am, I had to get a copy for my collection. When I flipped to the article and saw that I was in one of the photos, I was super-proud and super-excited to do the race again.
In the photo, I'm lying down in the front in black shorts, a black and white tank-top, race-bib #21.
The article by Cherie accurately and vividly describes the race as well as Burning Man, at least as well as is describable, both really need to be experienced to be understood and appreciated.
DIRT: The Trail-Running Life!
The Burning Man Ultramarathon, a 50K one runner described as "like any other ultramarathon run on a desert planet inhabited by insane, colorful aliens"