Our Staff

A Snail’s Pace has been named on of the 50 Best Running Shops in America 9 out of the past 10 years, and a finalist for store of the year twice, most recently in 2015. We couldn’t do it without the best staff in the business.

From top to bottom, we are blessed to have such a diverse and eclectic group of individuals that share a vast amount of running knowledge with each and every customer. If you’re a walker, half marathoner, longer jumper, ultra marathoner, sprinter, crossfitter or Spartan racer, our staff will get you into what you need to reach your goal!

  • Joy Weber
    Joy Weber
    Running Academy Director - North County RRCA Certified Coach
  • Michelle Montiel
    Michelle Montiel
    A Snail’s Pace Academy Director – South County RRCA Certified Coach
  • Bob Morris
    Bob Morris
    Running Club Director
  • Jen Serna
    Jen Serna
    Footwear Buyer
  • Traci Haselton
    Traci Haselton
    Apparel and Accessory Buyer
  • Tiffany Johnson
    Tiffany Johnson
    Co-Owner
Joy Weber
Running Academy Director - North County RRCA Certified Coach

Joy has been running since 1987 and has been an ASP Running Academy coach since 2007 and is a RRCA Certified Running Coach. Prior to being promoted to North County Director of A Snail’s Pace Running Academy, along with coaching, she has worked in various capacities for A Snail’s Pace starting as a sales associate at the Fountain Valley ASP store, then as an Administrative Assistant in the ASP accounting and HR departments, and finally as the Apparel & Accessories Buyer for all four ASP stores. Joy has completed five marathons, 80+ half marathons and numerous 5k, 8k, 10K, and 18k’s. When asked why she runs, Joy said, “It would be a bummer to miss out on all those awesome early morning run sunrises!”

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
9 years

What is your favorite distance to run?
Half Marathon

What is your favorite race?
Los Angeles Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon

Favorite post-race meal?
In-N-Out Burger

What is the longest distance you have run?
26.2

Contact: Joy.Weber@asnailspace.net
(714) 514-2786

Michelle Montiel
A Snail’s Pace Academy Director – South County RRCA Certified Coach

Michelle has been running since 1985 and she still loves it just as much as when she started. Michelle joined A Snail’s Pace Running Academy in 2002 and worked in A Snail’s Pace Running Shop in Fountain Valley for four years prior to being promoted to Director of A Snail’s Pace Running Academy. Michelle has completed nine marathons, 40 half marathons and numerous 5 and 10k’s. When asked why she runs, Michelle said, “describing the thrill of completing a race is like trying to describe a color to someone who was born without sight”.

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
14 years

What is your favorite race?
Marine Corp Marathon 2011. I was able to run it with my Mom, Brother and Step-Father. A family that run together…stays together!

What is your favorite place to run in So-Cal?
Huntington Beach. It’s where both of my passions, running and the ocean, join harmoniously.

How long have you been a runner?
37 years. I began running at age 6 for soccer training. It was love at first stride!

What is your favorite cross-training activity?
KITESURFING!!

Bob Morris
Running Club Director

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
20 years with the Club, 15 years at the Store.

Where did you run in HS/College?
Big Bear High then Azusa Pacific College.

Why do you love running?
I like the cleansing feeling you get after a long workout, or a race ran well and the positive side effects of running; improved fitness, stress relief, and lasting friendships.

Jen Serna
Footwear Buyer

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
2.5 years

What is your PR?
5k – 16:40 1/2 Marathon 1:20:11

Best piece of running advice you have received?
“Don’t run like you’re a freshman, run like you belong here and you know it.” – My college coach at NCAA’s my freshman year

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Running 🙂

What is the craziest thing you have experienced on a run?
Running with my good friend and having a man jump out of a bush dressed as a bush – i’m sure we’re on youtube somewhere

Traci Haselton
Apparel and Accessory Buyer

Snail FAQ’s

Where is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Santiago Oaks Canyon

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Coffee

Favorite post-race meal?
Beer

Best piece of running advice you have received?
Bad runs are inevitable and, in many ways, necessary. Keep going.

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Swimming

Tiffany Johnson
Co-Owner

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
16 years officially, 23 by marriage supporting and cheerleading from the homefront

What is your favorite race?
Napa Wine Country Half Marathon, all trail, lots of single track in the trees, gorgeous scenery. And if you win your age group the prize is the best, who doesn’t want that coveted rubber chicken??? Came in 2nd last year darn it!

What is the craziest thing you have experienced on a run?
Streakers and awesome costumes at Bay to Breakers in San Francisco

What is your next running goal?
Don’t stop. It’s too hard to get started again.

Favorite post-race meal?
Burgers and beer!

Brea

  • Samantha Huerta
    Samantha Huerta
    Brea Fit Specialist
  • Ryan Sanders
    Ryan Sanders
    Brea Fit Specialist
  • Lilian Ebanks
    Lilian Ebanks
    Brea Fit Specialist
  • Sarabeth Johnson
    Sarabeth Johnson
    Brea Fit Specialist
  • Crystal Reed
    Crystal Reed
    Brea Fit Specialist
  • Noelle Stewart
    Noelle Stewart
    Brea Fit Specialist
  • Andre Elmore
    Andre Elmore
    Brea Fit Specialist
  • Jayden Earlywine
    Jayden Earlywine
    Brea Store Manager
  • Dimaggio Orozco
    Dimaggio Orozco
    Brea Fit Specialist
  • Jason Duarte
    Jason Duarte
    Brea Assistant Manager
  • Bob Gamez
    Bob Gamez
    Brea Assistant Manager
Samantha Huerta
Brea Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

Where did you run in High School:
I ran for La Mirada Hs & run for Cal State Fullerton-now a Sophomore

What is your PR?
1600m – 4:49 800m – 2:11 1500m – 4:33
cross – 6k 20:55 5k – 17:25

What is the best running advice you have ever received?
It’s the little things that you do that will make a difference. Take care of yourself & you will see the results

 

Ryan Sanders
Brea Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

Whats your favorite race?
I like to watch the hurdles when done correctly

What is your PR?
Triple jump 53ft

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Anything with pasta

Favorite post race meal?
A good cheeseburger and fries.

 

Lilian Ebanks
Brea Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

Whats your favorite race?
200m

What is your PR?
Long jump 5.94 meters, 100m 11.94, heptathalon 5031 points

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Spaghetti

Favorite post race meal?
More spaghetti

 

Sarabeth Johnson
Brea Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

Favorite place to run in SoCal?
Marshall Canyon in San Dimas

What is your PR?
3 mile right now is 19:22 but this next cross country season I’m trying to break 19:00 and maybe even get into low 18:00s

What is the craziest thing I’ve experienced on a run?
I was running down Associated Rd and a guy started driving really slowly because he was looking a a huge map, and then he just stopped in the middle of the street. Eventually, I passed him and at Bastanchury and Associated I was waiting for the signal to change and he shows up again, goes into the turn lane but then just drives across the intersection onto the left side of the road when a bus started coming and honking super loud, he swerved and switched to the other side of the road. He waited at the Associated and Yorba Linda signal until one of the Cal State campus police officers came to pull him over.

 

Crystal Reed
Brea Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite post-race meal?
A massive burrito

What is your PR?
5k is 16:42

What is your best piece of running advice?
The best piece of running advice I have received was by my college coach who said “Don’t force yourself to be something you are not. There is no rush.”

 

 

 

Noelle Stewart
Brea Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance to run?
800m

Where did you run in High School?
Brea Olinda

How long have you been a runner?
5 years

 

 

 

Andre Elmore
Brea Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance to run?
5 mile

How long have you been a Snail?
3 years now and am enjoying every moment

What is your favorite distance to run?
5k – challenging and fast-paced

Where is your next running goal?
Run a half marathon with my aunt and have fun!

 

 

Jayden Earlywine
Brea Store Manager

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance to run?
1500m

Where did you run in college?
The University of La Verne

What is the best piece of running advice you have received?
Can’t work harder tomorrow to make up for today

 

Dimaggio Orozco
Brea Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Peter’s Canyon

How Long have you been a Snail?
Some say ive been a snail all my life, others say just under two weeks

Where did you run in HS/College?
Brea Olinda HS

Jason Duarte
Brea Assistant Manager

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite place to run?
Griffith Park

What is your PR?
1500 (4:01), 5k (15:43), 8k (26:24)

When di you start running?
2002

Bob Gamez
Brea Assistant Manager

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite race?
The New York Marathon. I have run it 3 times. The weather is always cool and the spectators treat you like a celebrity

What is your PR?
My mile PR is 4:32 and my beer mile PR is 8:37.

Craziest thing you have experienced on a run?
I was running in Blue Lake CA. near the Mad River. I passed a house with a decorated plastic deer on the front lawn. About 2 minutes after passing the house I felt a presence following me. I looked to my right; there was the deer running along side me. (It was not a plastic deer on the lawn but a real one.) I ran with it for about a quarter mile

Fountain Valley

  • Greg Lehman
    Greg Lehman
    Fountain Valley Assistant Manager
  • Andrew Beckner
    Andrew Beckner
    Fountain Valley Fit Specialist
  • Bob Norton
    Bob Norton
    Fountain Valley Fit Specialist
  • Jacob Miller
    Jacob Miller
    Fountain Valley Fit Specialist
  • Robert Rustad
    Robert Rustad
    Fountain Valley Assistant Manager
  • Steve Jaynes
    Steve Jaynes
    Fountain Valley Fit Specialist
  • Sheldon High
    Sheldon High
    FV Fit Specialist
  • Debbie Morrow
    Debbie Morrow
    Fountain Valley Fit Specialist
  • Ariana Selix
    Ariana Selix
    Fountain Valley Manager
Greg Lehman
Fountain Valley Assistant Manager

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite race?
I am very proud to have completed the 2013 Ecomarathon on Catalina Island. The scenery was incredible, my family surprised me at the finish line with signs and hugs, and the 4,000 feet of elevation gain I trudged through still stands as the hardest physical achievement I’ve met so far

Where is your favorite place to run on So Cal?
Pretty much anywhere. So Cal is home to me, and I have yet to be in a better place. That said, Bolsa Chica and Peter’s Canyon hold special places in my heart for their beautiful views and unique challenges

Why do you love running?
I love the physical and mental challenges that come with pushing myself to be a better runner, plus increasing my fitness is a major benefit as well

Andrew Beckner
Fountain Valley Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite race?
5k on the track

Where did you run in college?
UC Santa Cruz

What is the craziest thing you have ever experienced on a run?
I almost stepped on a coiled rattlesnake while running in the mountains in Colorado

What is your favorite pre race meal?
One pancake and a little butter and syrup

What is the best piece of running advice you have ever received?
The first mile of the 5k should hurt, the second mile should hurt like hell, and the third mile you should be able to taste lactic acid in your mouth

Bob Norton
Fountain Valley Fit Specialist
Jacob Miller
Fountain Valley Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite post race meal?
In n Out

Where did you run in high school/college?
Orange Lutheran and Cal State Marcos

Favorite place to run in So Cal?
Peter’s Canyon pre-fire

 

Robert Rustad
Fountain Valley Assistant Manager

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance to run?
5-10 miles

What is your favorite training run?
I like to Brick (Bike and Run) – XX miles on the bike and 10% of that I run. I.E. Bike 40 miles, run 4

What is your PR?
3:45:50 Honolulu Marathon 1995

What is your favorite post race meal?
Breakfast burrito

 

Steve Jaynes
Fountain Valley Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
I first came to A Snail’s Pace Fountain Valley in 1992, the year A Snail’s Pace offered a marathon training program using the Galloway method (Eddie and Tiffany Johnson were also in the marathon training program).

What is your favorite distance to race?
The half marathon, though I am currently training for a 25K trail run, and a marathon 4 months after that.

What is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Hermosa Beach bike path

What is your favorite pre race meal?
Steel cut oatmeal with blueberries, bananas, walnuts and soy or almond milk

What is the craziest thing you have experienced on a run?
Having to stop in the middle of a race for a passing train

Sheldon High
FV Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
Since 1997

Best piece of running advice you have received?
Consistency is key

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Cycling (road)

Debbie Morrow
Fountain Valley Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

When is your favorite time to run?
At the intersection of dark to light…starting time…4:00 AM to 4:15 AM, love it!  Place me in Signal hill, put me at the bottom of the Stanley Street hill for repeats, all is well in my life and the world.  Once back to my car at an hour and a half later…a celebration of the accomplishment, bring on the day!

What is your favorite race?
Our favorite races always reflect out best times, don’t they?  Paramount 10K: 39:00 and change, Las Vegas 1/2 marathon: 1:25 and change, Portland Marathon at 59, won’t share the time…..SLOW!  In spite of my time, I qualified for “The Boston Marathon” and had the privilege of challenging her course in 2013 and 2014, very proudly I might add!  An  “OVER THE TOP” experience, Boston Strong is underrated and would love to go back…running GODS willing!

Why do you run?
For over forty years, my best friend, non-judgmental partner, saving grace, counselor, go to person and so much more…need I say more?

Ariana Selix
Fountain Valley Manager

Contact: Ariana.Selix@asnailspace.net

Snail FAQ’s

Where is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
El Moro Canyon Trails

Where did you run in HS/College?
Esperanza HS and UC Santa Barbara

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Pasta dinner with a Snickers bar for dessert

Favorite post-race meal?
Burritos

How long have you been a runner?
15 years (1st race was 2001 Dana Point Turkey Trot with my mom)

Mission Viejo

  • Aaron Morinaka
    Aaron Morinaka
    Mission Viejo Fit Specialist
  • Justine Rea
    Justine Rea
    Mission Viejo Fit Specialist
  • Jessie Varela
    Jessie Varela
    Mission Viejo Fit Specialist
  • Telan Nichols
    Telan Nichols
    Mission Viejo Manager
  • Bri Williamson
    Bri Williamson
    Sales Associate
  • Bob Morris
    Bob Morris
    Running Club Director
  • Shane Berglas
    Shane Berglas
    Mission Viejo Fit Specialist
  • Mario Guereca
    Mario Guereca
    Mission Viejo Assistant Manager
Aaron Morinaka
Mission Viejo Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance?
Half Marathon

What is your PR?
1:34:07 half

What is your favorite race?
Firecracker 10K

What is your favorite post-race meal?
Dim Sum

Justine Rea
Mission Viejo Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite race?
3K Steeple

Where did you run in college?
Cal State Sacremento

Why do you love running?
I love running for many different reasons, but overall, because it’s grounding for me

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Swimming! The strongest I have ever felt as a runner was when I was incorporating swimming into my training

How long have you been a runner?
11 years

Jessie Varela
Mission Viejo Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite training run?
Trails in Trabuco Canyon

What is your favorite race?
Hixon 25K

What is your favorite distance?
Half Marathon

What is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
By the beach in San Clemente

Where did you run in High School/College?
Trabuco Hills/Chico State

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Oatmeal

What is your next running goal?
Run a marathon

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Swimming and bike

Telan Nichols
Mission Viejo Manager

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance to run?
50 Miles

What is your favorite race?
PCT 50 mile run

What is your favorite training run?
Santiago Truck Trail with my wife and dogs

Where is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
San Gabriel Mountains

What is your PR?
1/2 marathon – 1:28,  Marathon – 3:14,  50K – 4:27,  50 Mile – 9:13, 100 mile – 23:18

Where did you run in high school?
El Toro

Favorite post-race meal?
Burrito and beer

Why do you love running?
Love running on trails so I can get lost in the solitude of nature

Bri Williamson
Sales Associate

Snail FAQ’s

Why do you love running?
Getting rid of stress

What is the craziest thing you have experienced on a run?
Snakes!

Best piece of running advice you have received?
Breathe!

Bob Morris
Running Club Director

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
20 years with the Club, 15 years at the Store.

Where did you run in HS/College?
Big Bear High then Azusa Pacific College.

Why do you love running?
I like the cleansing feeling you get after a long workout, or a race ran well and the positive side effects of running; improved fitness, stress relief, and lasting friendships.

Shane Berglas
Mission Viejo Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been running?
12 years

What is your favorite training run?
3 mile tempo

Favorite post-race meal?
Burritos

Mario Guereca
Mission Viejo Assistant Manager

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
Three awesome years!

What is your favorite distance to run?
By far the Marathon. As early as i can remember i would watch the LA Marathon on TV with my father. It would amaze me that a person could run 26.2 miles at one time. I knew that one day I would run a marathon.

How long have you been a runner?
Ive been running since i was Ten. I started running with my mother at night around the block. I was her little body guard but at first i would struggle, as time went by i would get faster and faster. I starting feeling what many referred to as the runners high. It was a great and amazing feeling.

Best piece of running advice you have received?
Find a reason to run and stick with it. Whether it be losing weight getting faster. Regardless of what the goal is when you achieve your goals no one can take that away from you.

What is your next running goal?
My next running goal, I would like to run an ultra marathon it sounds crazy but I already ran 26.2 6x and onto the next challenge.

Monrovia

  • Greg Sanchez
    Greg Sanchez
    Monrovia Fit Specialist
  • Will Wherritt
    Will Wherritt
    Monrovia Manager
  • Cameron Beilstein
    Cameron Beilstein
    Monrovia Fit Specialist
  • Kyle Bueckert
    Kyle Bueckert
    Morovia Fit Specialist
  • Jenny Welch
    Jenny Welch
    Monrovia Fit Specialist
  • Omar Zavala
    Omar Zavala
    Monrovia Assistant Manager
Greg Sanchez
Monrovia Fit Specialist
Will Wherritt
Monrovia Manager

What is your favorite distance to run?
probably 10k or half but I’m starting to really like the longer stuff!

What is your favorite race?
Turkey day or Spillway Classic in New Orleans.

Where is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
anywhere in the San Gabriel’s. especially Mt Wilson trail since its so close to my house.

What is your favorite PR?
Has to be my 6:31 beer mile! 33:48 in the 10k is another favorite.

Did you run in HS/College?
I did not. you could say that I was late to the game. I started running to get into shape when I was 23 and it developed into a full-blown obsession almost immediately!

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
breakfast tacos

Favorite post-race meal?
lunch tacos

Best piece of running advice you have received?
Consistency beats intensity. Basically, the runner who is more consistent with their training will always prevail over the runner who over does it with the mileage or intensity and gets injured.

How long have you been a runner?
6 years.

What is your next running goal?
I have my sights set on the trails! Look for me any local trail race that’s not an ultra. Yet.

Why do you love running?
I could write a book on this one! I love the community and camaraderie, I love to push my physical and mental limits and I love being outside!

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Hiking, weightlifting and taco eating

What is the craziest thing you have experienced on a run?
I’m from New Orleans and we used to do our long runs on Sunday mornings through the French Quarter. I’ll just say that there are all kinds of craziness happening on Bourbon Street at 6 am.

What is the longest distance you have run?
18 miles.

Cameron Beilstein
Monrovia Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a snail?
Just about two and a half years 

Favorite Distance?
5k

Favorite Race?
San Diego Rock n Roll Half Marathon

Favorite place to run in So Cal?
Huntington Beach

PR?
23:20 5k 2:08 half marathon

Fave pre race meal?
Burrito

Post race meal?
Anything Barbecue

Best advice?
Have Fun!

How long have you been a runner?
about 4 years

Next goal?
Run a marathon

Craziest thing experienced?
Almost ran into a bear on a trail run once!

Longest Distance?
Half Marathon

Kyle Bueckert
Morovia Fit Specialist

Snails FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
About 2 and a half years.

What is your favorite distance to run?
8 Mile runs are my favorite distance for training runs.  

What is your favorite race?
5,000 Meters.

What is you favorite training run?
The Arroyo Seco Trails In Pasadena.

Where is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
The arroyo Seco or around the rose bowl.

What is your PR?
25:08 for 5 miles. 4:14 for the Mile.

Where did you run in HS/College?
Maranatha High School, and Azusa Pacific University

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Bean and Cheese Burrito

Favorite post-race meal?
Pizza

Best piece of running advice you have received?
No matter how bad it hurts it has to end at some point!

How long have you been a runner?
9 years.

What is your next running goal?
Help Azusa Pacific qualify for the NCAA National Cross Country Championships

Why do you love running?
The people, so many of my best friends are because of running and the teams I have been on.

What is your favorite cross training activity?
The gym.

What is the longest distance you have run?
44 miles, while pacing Monrovia store manager Jenny during her 100 mile race.

Jenny Welch
Monrovia Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance to run?
It depends on the day, but I’m liking 50 milers lately.

Where did you run in HS/College?
In high school I only ran between bases in softball games. In college, I ran to classes because it was too hot to stay outside for long at UNLV!

What is the longest distance you have run?
To be exact, 100.2 miles

Best piece of running advice you have received?
For the first half of a race, don’t be an idiot. For the second half, don’t be a whimp.

What is your next running goal?
My dream is to run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Omar Zavala
Monrovia Assistant Manager

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance to run?
13.1/half marathon

What is your PR?
1:09 1/2 marathon

What is your next running goal?
To run Boston Marathon or race a 50mile trail race

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Biking

What is the longest distance you have run?
30 miles, for my 30th birthday!

South Coast Plaza

  • Jose Penaloza
    Jose Penaloza
    New Balance Fit Specialist
  • Samuel Pimentel
    Samuel Pimentel
    New Balance Fit Specialist
  • Veronica Lopez
    Veronica Lopez
    New Balance Fit Specialist
  • Brenda Dorantes
    Brenda Dorantes
    New Balance Fit Specialist
  • Eduardo Guapilla
    Eduardo Guapilla
    New Balance Fit Specialist
  • Missael Ocampo
    Missael Ocampo
    NB Fit Specialist
  • Liz Carbajal
    Liz Carbajal
    New Balance Assistant Manager
  • Alejandra Peralta
    Alejandra Peralta
    New Balance Fit Specialist/SCR Coach
  • Peter Vu
    Peter Vu
    New Balance Assistant Manager
  • Diana Rosete
    Diana Rosete
    New Balance South Coast Plaza Manager
Jose Penaloza
New Balance Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite distance to run?
10 k

Where is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
El Moro Canyon

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Pancakes

 

Samuel Pimentel
New Balance Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Carbon Canyon

What is your PR?
5k 14:59, 6k 17:57, 8k 24:56, 10k 31:38

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Chicken Alfredo

Where did you run in HS/College?
Katella High School. Currently at Cal State Fullerton

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Swimming

 

Veronica Lopez
New Balance Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Mammoth Lakes

What is your PR?
19:00 5k

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Spaghetti with veggies

Where did you run in HS/College?
UCI

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Aqua jogging

Brenda Dorantes
New Balance Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Whittier Hills (Turnbull Canyon)

What is your PR?
4:42 1500m

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Turkey Sandwich

Where did you run in HS/College?
Whittier High School, currently at UCI

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Biking

 

Eduardo Guapilla
New Balance Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Blackstar Canyon

What is your PR?
5k – 16:03

3000m – 9:35

1 mile -4:40

1500m – 4:20

What is the best piece of running advice you have ever received?
A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory

 

Missael Ocampo
NB Fit Specialist

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
Two years and counting.

Where is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Peters Canyon

Favorite post-race meal?
Chicken and Rice

How long have you been a runner?
About 10 years, I’ve always been active.

What is your next running goal?
Half marathon.

Why do you love running?
It burns the calories!!

Liz Carbajal
New Balance Assistant Manager

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite pre-race meal?
Lasagna

What is your next running goal?
Completing a half marathon

What is your favorite cross training activity?
Basketball!

What is your favorite race?
Spirit run

Alejandra Peralta
New Balance Fit Specialist/SCR Coach

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a snail?
3 years

Best piece of running advice?
Never run alone! I run with my dog!

Where did you run in High School?
Estancia – Go Pinkies!

Contact: Alejandra.Peralta@newbalanceoc.com

Peter Vu
New Balance Assistant Manager

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a snail?
Over 10 years

What is your favorite race?
Turkey Trot

What is your favorite training run?
Around Mile Square Park

Favorite pre-race meal?
Cereal

Diana Rosete
New Balance South Coast Plaza Manager

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a snail?
8 years

Where is your favorite place to run in So Cal?
Fairview park and the San Gabriel Mountains

What is your favorite race?
Mt. Sac and Brea 8K

What is your PR?
17:15 5K

Favorite post race meal?
In n Out

Distribution Center

  • David Serna
    David Serna
    DC Staff
  • Caleb Espinoza
    Caleb Espinoza
    DC Staff
  • Kevin Silverthorne
    Kevin Silverthorne
    DC Manager
David Serna
DC Staff

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
1 year

Where did you run in high school?
Brea Olinda

What is your favorite post-race meal?
In-n-Out Double Double

What is the longest distance you have run?
14 miles

Caleb Espinoza
DC Staff

Snail FAQ’s

What is your favorite race?
Big Sur Marathon

How long have you been running?
8 years

Where are your favorite places to run?
Brea Canyon and the beach

What is your favorite pre-run meal?
Kombucha and avocado

Kevin Silverthorne
DC Manager

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
12 years

What is your favorite race?
Brea 8K

Favorite post-race meal?
Pepe’s

Best piece of running advice you have received?
Don’t be a hero!