Linda learned about Back on My Feet several years ago and was incredibly impressed with the program and how many people it had served in the local community. When she heard that a new chapter was being formed in San Francisco, she couldn’t think of a better way to marry her love for running with her background.
Prior to joining Back on My Feet, Linda was the National Director of the Honor Ride Program for Ride 2 Recovery, a national non-profit that uses cycling as a means of rehabilitation, hope and purpose for the veteran community. Linda produced over 40 events around the country for Ride 2 Recovery, building awareness and raising funds for the organization.
“To have the opportunity to combine my passion for running with a program that truly has an impact on the community is an amazing opportunity. Having grown up in the Bay Area, I am looking forward to connecting with local companies, individuals and volunteers that can help make a difference in people’s lives.”
Linda also has an extensive background in marketing, having worked with international brands in the sports and lifestyle space.
Cricket became interested in Back on My Feet as she was completing her Master’s degree in behavioral health from the University of San Francisco, focusing on program development for the underserved population. Prior to making her move to the west coast almost two years ago, she resided in Kansas City, MO where she worked as a Recreation Therapist at a nonprofit behavioral health hospital and was a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Through my experiences with the homeless population, I have learned that being homeless is much more than not having a home. It is a lack of sense of stability and community as well. Back on My Feet provides members and volunteers with an opportunity to bridge the gap, while engaging in a healthy activity. I look forward to being a part of building that community here in San Francisco.”
Outside of running Cricket enjoys dancing, hiking, sewing and spending time with her deaf miniature Australian Shepard, Luna.
Development & Marketing Manager
Brittney is no stranger to Back on My Feet. As a transplant from Washington, DC, she was a Core Team Leader with the DC Chapter (Union Station) for over a year. When she found out a new chapter would be launching in San Francisco, she jumped at the opportunity to transition from a volunteer role to a member of the staff.
Brittney is fairly new to the nonprofit world after spending time on the corporate marketing side at Under Armour and PepsiCo.
When not running with Back on My Feet, Brittney enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, exploring the Bay Area whether it's finding a new running route or going for a hike.