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Salem Stanley

Founder & CEO

Salem started Vacation Races in 2012 out of a desire to start a company that combines fitness, travel, and nature.

Race Directors

Lyle Anderson

Lyle Anderson



Half Marathons

Mt. Rushmore Half Marathon
Grand Canyon Half Marathon 

The Team

Ryan Jenkins

Chief Marketing Officer

Ryan claims to be a “product in infinite beta”. He loves hamburgers and peanut butter (but not together) and he should run more. He also really enjoys writing bios in the 3rd person.

Anna Basso

Marketing & Design

Anna likes being the quiet but witty person in the group. She likes working with the creative team to give runners a great experience. In her spare time Anna is either playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, perfecting a new dessert, or working on a craft. She also loves dill pickles. One of her favorite ways to recharge is to take in the desert solitude running the trails of So. Utah.

Anna Basso

Cherie Santiago

Expo Manager

Cherie has been working with us since our inaugural run in Zion when she worked on the race crew, and now brings the best expos and customer experience to our runners. Cherie may live in Southern Utah but her soul still lives in Southern California where she grew up surfing and sailing in the sun. Her love for the outdoors hasn’t changed. If you don't see her running or biking around the trails or through Zion National Park you can see her planking all over the world.
IG: @punnyplanker

Kaelee Clifford

Customer Care

Kaelee grew up in beautiful Southern Utah with Zion National Park as her backyard, and it's still one of her favorite places to visit - a lot for the views but also for the food. She is our customer service representative and has the answer to all (or most) of your questions so don't hesitate to ask away!

Kaelee Clifford
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Katherine Bruce

Sponsor Partnerships

Katherine enjoys all things outdoors from running and hiking to wakesurfing and snowboarding. She has applied her 15 years of experience as an events industry professional to support her personal passion for running through endurance event sponsor programs. She has enjoyed making a positive impact on Vacation Races by creating relationships with brands to enhance the runner experience.

Katie Hippert

Katie Hippert

Digital Marketing Manager

A storyteller by nature, and a very talkative one at that, Katie lives her life ensuring her story is worth telling. After obtaining her journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno (Go Wolf Pack!), she was determined to find a career that would allow her to combine her passion for communications and her love for the outdoors. Enter Vacation Races. She started with us in the fall of 2018 and has loved every minute of it! When she is not working, you can find her traveling the world, hiking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing and otherwise exploring the great outdoors with her boyfriend, Erik.

Robin Rodgers

Robin Rodgers

Marketing Communications

Robin is an Army Brat who recently graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She’s a recreational runner and a recent fan of half-marathons.

If you have any questions about the website (missing information, trouble navigating, etc.) Robin can help you out.

Curtis Fowers

Director of Global Adventures

Curtis loves maps. In fact, you can see maps in his picture behind him. Had he been born in 17th century Britain, he would have been a passionate but middling cartographer. Luckily, he gets to use his love of maps to plan out all sorts of incredible running trips around the world. His awesome wife makes fun of him because he almost enjoys planning vacations as much as he enjoys going on them. When he's not looking at maps to plan a trip, he's cooking food, crashing on his mountain bike, and making dads proud the world over with his terrible jokes. 

Social Media Ambassadors

Ambassador Name

Race Represented

Social Media

Tyson Rich

Jeffrey Davis

Amanda Hanson

Nadia Ruiz

Perla Angel

Emily Holliman

Joe Beavers

Eric Sorenson

Aaron Alaman

Monica Skinner

Patty Formosa

Courtney Elizabeth

Garrin Judd

Rose Schneider

Lexi Haefer

Danny Widerburg