Sam Butters
Sam

Sam Butters

Customer Success Manager, Slack

Sam is currently a Customer Success Manager at Slack. She moved to the Bay from D.C. where she did Federal Consulting with Accenture for 3 years. Besides running, Sam loves hiking, yoga, spending as much time outdoors as possible, and finding the best pizza in the city. She first heard about Back on My Feet through her experience with a similar organization (Mile in My Shoes) based in Minneapolis. Through early morning runs and team races Sam was inspired to get involved with BoMF in SF.

MJ Durkin
MJ

MJ Durkin

Well-Being Specialist, Google

MJ moved to SF in 2013 to start a job at Google working in Corporate Wellness. Life before SF included boxing at Notre Dame (Go Irish!), living in Ireland, and running with Back on my Feet in Philadelphia. In her free time, MJ enjoys trying the best ice cream San Francisco has to offer, visiting her family in NJ, and playing soccer. MJ’s favorite Back on My Feet memory (so far!) was celebrating the chapter’s 1st birthday with current members and volunteers, alumni, and all of the other great people who are apart of BoMF SF! 

Kelsey Erickson
Kelsey

Kelsey Erickson

Business Manager, The Riddler & Magnum PR

Originally from central Illinois, Kelsey worked at Galt & Company and Salesforce before landing her current job as business manager of two local companies: The Riddler and Magnum PR.  San Francisco has been Kelsey's home for over 3.5 years, and she's spent over 2 of those years on the Associate Board of Back on My Feet helping to get the chapter up and running.  She originally heard of Back on My Feet through her Chicago marathon and triathlon communities and is excited to continue to see San Francisco Back On My Feet's impact to both members and volunteers.

Griffin Gaffney
Griffin

Griffin Gaffney

Product Marketing, Stripe

Griffin is from Portland, Oregon and started running with Back on My Feet in 2017. As an avid marathon runner and volunteer, Griffin naturally aligned with Back on My Feet's mission and was eager to get involved after moving to the Bay Area. He loves to cook, play the viola, travel, and works in marketing at Stripe.

Emily Garza
Emily

Emily Garza

Head of Account Management, Fastly

Emily grew up on the NJ coast, enjoying a mix of boardwalk runs and NJ’s famed Holmdel Park. She attended and ran at Villanova before (unknowingly) starting her slow move across the country. Stopping for a few years in Atlanta and Denver, she now calls San Francisco home and enjoys being back to seeing open water on a daily basis. She’s a big fan of chocolate, pandas, and planning surprise parties. 

Shannon Herline
Shannon

Shannon Herline

Co-Founder, Clymb Health

Shannon grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan (go blue!) and moved to San Francisco four years ago by way of Philadelphia. It was in Philly, through her work at Accenture, that she was first introduced to Back on My Feet. A big believer in the transformative power of running, she was thrilled to help launch the BoMF community in SF. She is currently completing her MBA at U.C. Berkeley and founded a digital health company. When not at school or work she can be found running on the beautiful Bay Area trails, sampling craft brews and experimenting with homemade ice cream recipes. 

Madeline Kirch
Madeline

Madeline Kirch

Well Being Strategist, Cigna

Madeline first heard about Back on My Feet while living in Philadelphia and in search of a non-profit for “fundracing”. When graduate school took her to Washington, DC, she started running with BoMF and found the community outreach opportunity the perfect complement to her Public Health studies. It was serendipitous that she moved to San Francisco in Fall 2016, just as BoMF San Francisco was chartered. She has enjoyed running with both Team Tenderloin and Team SoMA and completed her first marathon in 2017 fundracing for BoMF SF!

Madeline works for Cigna in corporate wellness and teaches fitness classes at Basecamp San Francisco. She is an avid triathlete, and when she is not swimming, biking, or running through the bay area, she is dreaming up her next travel adventure. 

Clayton Knocke
Clayton

Clayton Knocke

Associate, Brooklands Capital Strategies

Clayton has been involved with Back On My Feet since 2012, first as a volunteer runner in Philadelphia, and later as a member of the Associate Board for the New York City and San Francisco Chapters. While not exactly the most accomplished runner, Clayton does enjoy being healthy and active, and is especially passionate about finding long-term solutions for the mental health-related issues that often accompany homelessness. Professionally, Clayton is an Associate at Brooklands Capital Strategies, a boutique capital advisory firm that helps alternative investment managers and innovative companies raise strategic capital from investors all over the world. He received a Bachelor’s of Science, summa cum laude, in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Chinese Language and Civilization. In his spare time, he enjoys landscape photography and mountaineering.  

Michelle Lee
Michelle

Michelle Lee

Growth & Marketing, Front Row Education

Michelle works in Growth & Marketing at Front Row Education, an EdTech start-up. Prior to that, she was at Bain & Company, where she first learned about Back on My Feet from a colleague. When she heard Back on My Feet was launching a San Francisco chapter, she was excited for a chance to get involved! Originally from Chicago and recently relocated from Boston, she'll miss the snow but is excited to experience her first winter being able to run outside.

Linda Ling
Linda

Linda Ling

Business Operations, Square

Linda grew up in Michigan (AKA America’s high five) and moved out to the West Coast after college. She started running with BoMF in 2017 and has loved every part of the experience - even the early morning wake ups. Besides running, Linda can be found planning the next stamp on her passport, searching for the city’s best cheeseburger, and going to embarrassing concerts. She currently works in Business Operations at Square, but previous lives have included stints at Bain & Co. and Nike (you can always identify her at runs as the one clad head-to-toe in Nike gear). 

Gerard Lutes
Gerard

Gerard Lutes

Global Process Manager, Google

Originally from Philadelphia, Gerard moved to SF for a new job in Finance at Google. Before arriving on the West Coast, he lived life on the road as a management consultant. An explorer at heart, he has a personal goal to hike all of the National Parks - and he’s making progress! While he certainly misses cheesesteaks and Eagles football, he’s loving the endless opportunities for adventure in the Bay Area. Gerard first heard about Back on my Feet through his sister, who ran with the group in Philly, and he’s excited to help the SF chapter grow and continues to be inspired by all those involved.

Taylor Orr
Taylor

Taylor Orr

Business Analyst, Dropbox

Taylor grew up in the Bay Area and moved to San Francisco after graduating from college in southern California. Although she was never particularly active or athletic in school, Taylor picked up running at the end of college and dove right in, with her first race being a half marathon. Since then, she’s ran multiple ultramarathons, triathlons, marathons, and races of all distances. Her favorite place to run are the trails in the Marin Headlands.

Before getting involved with Back on My Feet, Taylor served on the Associate Board for Girls on the Run of the Bay Area. She works at Dropbox and enjoys learning languages, petting herding dogs, and experimenting with vegan recipes. 

Michelle Rittenhouse
Michelle

Michelle Rittenhouse

Product Manager, Airbnb

Michelle is very excited to join the San Francisco chapter of Back on My Feet.  Soon after  overhearing a BoMF member tell his story while running the Baltimore Marathon in 2010, Michelle started volunteering with the Washington DC chapter.  Michelle moved to San Francisco in 2014 where she has continued her love for running (despite the hills!) and enjoying all the Bay Area has to offer. 

Pete Roller
Pete

Pete Roller

Property Management, DDG

Pete was introduced to Back on My Feet while running alongside program members during the Broad Street Run 10 Mile Race in his native Philadelphia. Having adopted running (and yoga) as a primary form of physical and mental stress relief, he wholeheartedly promotes restorative benefit of fitness. 

Pete works for DDG, a residential Real Estate Developer / Manager in San Francisco and New York City. Acutely familiar with the housing issues that impact San Francisco communities, he is grateful to merge personal and professional interests through Back on My Feet.

Pete also makes time for cooking, live music and exploring new cities on foot. His favorite running trail is through Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach.

Jennifer Sandoval
Jennifer

Jennifer Sandoval

Program Execution Lead at AT&T

Jennifer Sandoval has been with AT&T Entertainment Group for the past six years and is a graduate of San Jose State with a degree in Communications and Spanish. Currently Jennifer is a Program Execution Lead supporting AT&T Retail locations across San Francisco and the North Bay Area.  Jennifer also supported previously the Southern California market where she was introduced to Back on My Feet and participated in her first 5k challenge. She was inspired by the atmosphere during the race which has led to her passion to participate on the board of the SF BoMF chapter. Jennifer also enjoys spending time with her family, trying out new foods, and exploring different countries!

Amanda Serenyi
Amanda

Amanda Serenyi

Self-Employed

Amanda is a Northern California native who has lived all over the Bay Area, but now calls San Francisco home.  She's completed five marathons all in California, and is always looking ahead to the next race.  She's a CPA who has focused on nonprofits her entire career.  When not running or working, Amanda spends her time writing, learning new languages, and exploring the city with her husband and two dogs.  Her food weaknesses are coffee, Cheez-its and kale.  She spent six years living in the DC area where she first learned about BoMF and ran her inaugural BoMF run while vacationing in NY.  

Heather Webb
Heather

Heather Webb

Attorney, Jones Day

Heather grew up in Los Altos, California, and, after ten years in New York, moved back to the Bay Area two years ago.  Heather got into triathlon five years ago and has found it an important source of empowerment in her life; she finds running and triathlon meditative, bringing clarity and stress relief, as well as a great way to meet new people.  For this reason, Heather is thrilled to be a part of an organization that empowers people through running.  Heather is training to participate in her first Ironman in 2018 and will be fundracing for Back on My Feet!

Heather is a practicing transactional real estate attorney in San Francisco.  In her time off, you’ll find her climbing a mountain or exploring a new corner of the world.

Olivia Zieve
Olivia

Olivia Zieve

Medical Social Worker, Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Born and raised in Seattle, Olivia moved to the Bay area for Grad school and stuck around after graduating. She was introduced to Back on My Feet at the Board Match event and has participated in a number of morning runs with the team. She works as a Medical Social Worker at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and spends her free time hiking, biking, baking, volunteering and seeing friends.