Kerin Brasch is a passionate advocate for women and girls and a staunch mentor to many women looking to finding their own voice and potential. With twenty-five years of leadership experience in the corporate sector and extensive board work experience for organizations supporting young women, Kerin brings strategic focus and fundraising skills needed for our growing organization. She is most appreciative of the thousands of GOTR volunteers who give so much of their time to inspire girls to find their own unique skills and passions.
Kerin clearly remembers the first time she beat the two fastest boys in a race at her elementary school and the confidence that event inspired in her. Kerin envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
In her free time, she likes to spend time sailing with her husband, time near water and beaches and relishes time to read.
Becky Walliman first became involved with GOTR as a volunteer coach. Three seasons later, she jumped at the chance to work for Girls on the Run full-time, bringing the life-changing program to more girls in the Puget Sound region.
After several years working in elementary education and coaching youth sports, Becky is thrilled to bring her skills to a mission-focused organization that celebrates diversity, connectedness, gratitude, and empowerment. She feels fortunate to work with amazing volunteers who generously share their talents and time as we inspire girls to be healthy, joyful, and confident.
Becky has completed numerous races and will never forget the overwhelming sense of accomplishment that she felt when crossing the finish line of her first half marathon. She loves getting to see each GOTR participant experience the same excitement at the finish line of the end-of-season 5K.
In her free time, Becky enjoys running (especially around Lake Washington), yoga, and reading the New York Times.
Katie Glenn first started with GOTR as an intern and coach for the Northwest Washington Council in Bellingham, WA. While finishing up her degree in Human Services, Katie spent most of her internships for school working with positive youth development programs, but GOTR was her favorite. Five years later, she is thrilled to be working with GOTR again in Seattle!
Through many years working in positive youth development & experiential learning programs, Katie brings a passion for helping individuals achieve their fullest potential. She couldn't be more excited that the Girls on the Run program instills empowerment, connectedness and confidence to help our youth see their fullest potential.
Katie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys running & getting outside. She finished her first half marathon last September and is looking forward to more races in the future. In her spare time, you can find Katie outside backpacking, traveling or spending quality time with good friends and family.
Communications & Marketing Coordinatorgenny@girlsrun.org
Genny feels inspired and connected to the mission and success stories behind GOTR. Having served as a program coordinator for girl specific programming at several local and national non-profits, she feels strongly about reaching and empowering girls at a young age.
As a lifelong athlete, Genny grew up playing softball, soccer & basketball; even playing a couple of years of basketball in college. She often found the skills she learned from athletics translated off field and gave her the confidence and drive necessary to achieve many of her life goals.
Genny believes the skills and lessons GOTR participants realize through the curriculum gives girls the foundation for living a healthy and productive life in the future. This important work could not be achieved without the dedication and hard work of GOTR’s amazing volunteers.
When she’s not tweeting or posting to GOTR’s Facebook page, Genny enjoys traveling, hiking and blowing bubbles with her baby.
Sonal comes to GOTR first as a parent and aunt who was amazed to see the inspiration and self-assurance that the program brought to the young girls in her family. Sonal is passionate about empowering girls to be strong, decisive and confident and is honored to work for an organization whose mission helps build these strengths at a critical age.
As a runner and a coach, Sonal is rewarded by helping people reach their goals -big and small. She has completed several marathons, half marathons, relays as well as the challenging Pikes Peak Ascent. Through each journey, she remembers the ups and downs and the ultimate sense of accomplishment and pride in preserving through each race and the simple joy of finishing.
Sonal looks forward to supporting GOTR in inspiring hundreds of girls to experience the journey of finding their own potential and to witness their happiness at the finish line. Sonal is excited to share her experiences in supporting and inspiring girls in our community.
In addition to raising a confident 15-year old young lady of her own, Sonal and her husband of 22 years, have also raised two pretty awesome sons - ages 17 and 19. She and her family recently moved to the Seattle area from Colorado. After 22 years of Colorado trails, these days you might see her looping around Green Lake or running hills at Discovery Park.
Running Buddy CoordinatorVivian@girlsrun.org
Vivian Syme has always been an ardent supporter of empowerment through physical activity. Vivian first experienced the joy and transformative nature of GOTR when she signed up as a running buddy in in the spring of 2014. She is excited to join the staff as the Running Buddy Coordinator and she brings over twenty years of marketing, administrative and community –building experience to the job.
As a young girl, Vivian remembers running her first 5K race and the exhilaration of crossing the finish line. The experience led her to a lifetime of running and other sports. Outside of the office you will most likely find Vivian running trails, rowing on Lake Union, and spending time with her active family.
Erin Gorup first became inspired by Girls on the Run as a Running Buddy and then as an intern with the Puget Sound council. She will be graduating in June 2017 with a Master's Degree in Sport Administration and Leadership from Seattle University and is looking forward to applying her knowledge and experience to Girls on the Run
With a background in elementary education and sport coaching, Erin feels that Girls on the Run is the perfect fit for her two biggest passions, youth mentorship and fitness. She believes that the empowering lessons from Girls on the Run work to positively impact youth through fitness. She finds it empowering to work alongside colleagues, volunteers and parents who feel passionate about and encourage youth confidence and relationship building.
Erin grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois and has lived in Seattle for almost 3 years. She loves the Pacific Northwest and all of the outdoor adventure it offers. In her free time, you will find Erin playing soccer, running through the neighborhoods of Seattle, exploring local coffee shops or spending time with her husband, Ryan and dog, Toby.
Mailing Address & Contact Information
1404 East Yesler Place, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98122