HRC Facebook LinkHRC Facebook LinkHRC Facebook LinkHRC Facebook LinkHome Home
Runs Schedule HRC Races Newsletter Run Maps Training Brands

Directions Press Partners Bios Mission Video Facebook Instagram Twitter


Skip Brand, Founder

Favorite Trail: Lake Sonoma 50 Trail
Favorite Race: Comrades Marathon South Africa
Favorite Wine Region: Rockpile, Healdsburg CA
Favorite Animal: Silver Labrador named “Shad”
Favorite Breakfast: Trout and Eggs at Lucile's


Ralph Purugganan, Director of Races and Events
From the Island of Guam to Santa Rosa

Favorite Trails: Annadel, Lake Sonoma
Favorite Wine Region: Dry Creek Valley, Kenwood
Favorite Beer: IPAs from Lagunitas, Russian River, Bear Republic
Favorite Snack: Beef Jerkey


Kim Neal, Camp Director/Trainer

Favorite Trail: Tahoe Rim Trail
Favorite Race: La Jolla Half Marathon
Favorite Wine Region: Dry Creek Valley (of course)
Favorite Animal: Sea Otter


Tiffany Bellize, HRC Youth Running Programs

Favorite Trail: Skyline to the Sea Train in Big Basin, Santa Cruz CA
Favorite Race: Annadel Half Marathon
Favorite Wine Region: Sonoma County of course, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys have some of the best wines around.
Favorite Animal: A Nudibranch, also know as a Spanish Dancer or a type of soft bodied mollusk. They are beautiful and graceful.
Favorite Breakfast: A huge plate of Chilaquiles


Lisa Henson, HRC Advisor

Favorite Trail: Flume Trail at Lake Tahoe
Favorite Race: Badwater 135
Favorite Wine Region: Dry Creek Valley for the Zins and Waipara Valley in New Zealand for the beautiful Pinots
Favorite Animal: My pretty little GSP mix, Zephyr
Favorite Breakfast: Avocado toast made with MH Bread & Better's seed bread


Susie Dalton, HRC Retail Apparel Advisor

Favorite Trail: Land's End Coastal Trail, SF
Favorite Race: Hark the Herald Angels (Angel Island)
Favorite Wine Region: Sonoma County
Favorite Animal: My puppy, Kepler!
Favorite Breakfast: Greek yogurt, berries, and coffee


Diego Garcia,
Professional athlete with amateur status and run director

Favorite Trail: Fitch Mountain sky trail
Favorite Race: San Francisco marathon (sponsored by wipro)
Favorite Shoes: Mizuno wave riders
Favorite Animal: (dog) Chihuahua/Fox Terrier mix
Favorite Instrument: Trombone, Stand-up Bass
Favorite Book: The Maze Runner


Tonya Olson, HRC Medical Advisor, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Orthopedics, Manual Therapy Certified.

Favorite Trail: They're all my favorite, especially the ones I have yet to run.
Favorite Race: Hellgate 100k — it's a truly special race, starts at midnight in VA, in December.
Favorite Wine Region: Willamette valley...I'm still new to CA wine country
Favorite Animal: Horses (shhh, don't tell my dog)
Favorite Breakfast: Mimosas


Ana Drake-Tripp, Sales Director & Merchandising Expert

Favorite Trail: Howarth Park
Favorite Shoe: Hoka Rocket LD Spike
Favorite Animal: Cat
Favorite Breakfast: Belgian Waffle


Brad Jacobs, Online Strategist

Favorite Trail: San Elijo Lagoon, Solana Beach, CA
Favorite Race: 5k
Favorite Wine Region: Healdsburg, duh!
Favorite Animal: Big dogs
Favorite Breakfast: 3 eggs, spinach, and lentils


David Ice, Graphics Dept.

Favorite Wine Region: Sonoma County
Favorite Shoes: New Balance 623
Favorite Race: Cowbell Enduro, Upper Lake, CA
Favorite Breakfast: Yes


Jack Sommer, Customer Service

Favorite Trail: Western States Forest Hills to Rucky Chucky
Favorite Race: Scope for Hope 5K PR
Favorite Breakfast: Anything Free


Eduardo Garcia, Customer Service

Favorite Trail: Taylor Mountain Behind School
Favorite Race: Standford Invitational
Favorite Breakfast: Single Tree Pork Chop


Mary Ritchie, Customer Service

Favorite Trail: Fitch Mountain
Favorite Race: Mary Richie Go Fund Me to Paraguay
Favorite Breakfast: Costeaux Toasted Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich


David Simonyi, Customer Service

Favorite Trail: Shiloh Ranch Regional Park
Favorite Race: XC Nationals as Cardinal Newman Athlete
Favorite Breakfast: Green Eggs and Ham


Olivia Christie, Customer Service

Favorite Trail: In-town Loop 5K in Uggs
Favorite Race: Turkey Trot for LIVE LIKE Drew
Favorite Breakfast: Coffee from the Goat


Brenna Sheldon, Customer Service

Favorite Trail: Lake Sonoma
Favorite Race: MUC Marin Ultra Challenge
Favorite Breakfast: Bannana Pancakes with Coconut


Brent Smith, Customer Service/Fitting/Sales

Favorite Trail: Fitch Mountain Loop
Favorite Race: Boston Marathon
Favorite Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash


Holly Brand, Director of Operations

Favorite Trail: In-town Wine Tasting Loop
Favorite Race: The Healdsburg Love Run
Favorite Breakfast: Cranberry granola with fresh berries and almond milk


Joaquim Vilella, Head of Strategy and Analytics

Favorite Trail: Venice Beach Run to Santa Monica
Favorite Race: Running with the Bulls in Spain
Favorite Breakfast: Spanish Omelette


Antonia Pacheco, Customer Service

Favorite Trail: Healdsburg Open Space
Favorite Race: Healdsburg Half Marathon
Favorite Breakfast: Everything Bagle with Eggs and Chorizo



Geri Biehl, Camp Manager
Favorite Trail: Fitch Mountain
Favorite Race: Great Urban Race, San Francisco
Favorite Wine: Bubbles
Favorite Breakfast: My homemade granola and tea


Kyle O’Brien, Healdsburg High School Track/Cross Country
Favorite Trail: Fox Pond/Parkland Farms at Sunset
Favorite Race: Saucony Viking Opener, Spring Lake
Favorite Shoe: Hoka Clifton
Favorite Animal: Greyhounds!


Faisal Javed
Favorite Trail: Land’s End Trail in SF
Favorite Wine Region: Healdsburg is my new favorite home
Favorite Animal: Wolf
Favorite Breakfast: French toast


Matt Wilson, HRC Advisor & Resident Wine-maker
Favorite Trail: Goodspeed to the Hood Mtn Summit
Favorite Wine Region: Dry Creek Valley
Favorite Animal: Platypus. Half Duck, Half Beaver, Poisonous.
Favorite Breakfast: Ham and Cheese omelette, crispy hashbrowns and a couple slices of bacon. I mean oatmeal, with fruit and soymilk...


Virginia Olney, Photographer & Shop Staff
Favorite Trail: Fitch Mountain/Lake Sonoma
Favorite Shoe: Pearl Izumi Road M3
Favorite Instrument: Piano/Accordion
Favorite Animal: Really big dogs, like a great dane!
Favorite Breakfast: Banana bread and a smoothie


James McCanne
Favorite Trail: Henry Cowell Redwoods, Santa Cruz CA
Favorite Race: Presidio 10, San Francisco CA
Favorite Wine Region: Russian River, Healdsburg CA
Favorite Animal: White Jack Russell named “Buster”
Favorite Breakfast: Whole wheat bagel with almond butter, banana, and a tablespoon of my 5 seed blend (sesame, flax, chia, pumpkin, and sunflower). OJ and coffee too!


Julia Bozeman, Teen Running Director
Favorite Trail: Howarth Park
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Cascade
Favorite Animal: Hippos
Favorite Breakfast: Waffles, eggs, and chocolate milk


Newsletter Sign-up

Healdsburg Running Company
America’s Wineiest Running Store™
333 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 [map]
(707) 395-0372

Shop Hours: Monday–Saturday 10 am–7 pm, Sunday 11 am–5 pm
Running shoes (trail and road), apparel, gear, nutrition, runs, races, camps, ambassadors and more...

Skip Brand, Founder [email]
Email Webmaster [link]
Media [link]
Buy Logo Tee [link]

Facebook   Instagram   Twitter

© Copyright 2017 Healdsburg Running Company — All rights reserved.