Customer Service

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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.

Event Directors

Lyle Anderson

Lyle Anderson



Half Marathons

The Team

Cherie Santiago

Director of Global Adventures

Cherie has been working with us since our inaugural run in Zion when she worked on the race crew, and since 2016, Cherie has been bringing the best expos and customer experience to our runners. We are excited to announce that Cherie is our new Director of Global Adventures (our series that blends international travel, running, and exploring). 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

Katie Tom

Director of Marketing

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 husband, Erik.

Katie Hippert

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.

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

Robin Rodgers

Content Strategist

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

Robin is our PR manager, she's a terrific copywriter, and she manages all customer email communications for Vacation Races. If you have a unique story to tell or have any PR opportunities, please reach out to Robin!

Robin Rodgers
Jen Cos

Jen Cox

Sponsor Partnerships

Jen enjoys all things outdoors from running, hiking in the National Parks, SUP yoga and traveling to as many places as possible with her sweet dog, Gigi. She has applied her eight years of sponsor sales experience to support the Vacation Races sponsorship portfolio. She truly enjoys creating relationships with brands to enhance the runner experience. 
IG: @_jen.cox_

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

Monnica Skinner

Patty Formosa

Courtney Elizabeth

Garrin Judd

Rose Schneider

Lexi Haefer

Danny Widerburg