The Team

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Salem Stanley

CEO and Founder

Salem Stanley is the President and Founder of Vacation Races. He loves the personal growth that comes from athletics and physical challenges. He also is in love with National Parks. He received a BA in Business from Southern Virginia University where he was an All-American track athlete. He recently graduated with an MBA from BYU.

Contact Salem if you have any questions about sponsorship or our race expos.

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Dehn Craig

Chief Experience Officer

Dehn ran track in high school and was the high school hurdle coach while still a student. After working in video production and getting an Engineering degree followed by an MBA, Dehn has finally found a home as our Marketing and Creative Director. He loves exploring the national parks and telling stories.

If you have questions about advertising, content or our social media, contact Dehn.

Cherie Santiago

Registration & Refunds

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 and she can be spotted running or biking around the trails or biking through Zion National Park to find more trails to run on.

Cherie has been working with us on our race crew since our inaugural run in Zion and is has found her perfect position to continue to bring the best of our events to everyone participating. After all you can’t spell customer service with out CS! Basically… she was born for this job.

Lyle Anderson

Lyle Anderson

Race Operations & Logistics

Lyle Anderson’s journey began almost seven years ago. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis on his 30th birthday, Lyle was told that in five to 10 years he could be in a wheelchair.

Lyle, now 37, says he went through a period of depression and felt defeated. In 2010 he was invited by his Father-in-law to run his first Marathon. Since then he has ran 9 Marathons and about 43 – 1/2 Marathons. He has since then added Triathlon to his resume. He has completed 8 – 1/2 Ironman distance races and 2 – full distance Ironman events. One of them being the Ironman World Championship in 2013 in Kona, HI.

Lyle is thrilled to be a part of Vacation Races and to play and important part in your Race day experience!!

Kaelee Clifford

Kaelee Clifford

Customer Care

Kaelee grew up in beautiful Southern Utah. She recently returned to the area after living in Okinawa, Japan with her three girls and husband, who was serving in the Air Force. She enjoys hanging out with her family, a good work out, a good book, and good food. She has completed 8 marathons. She is our customer service representative and has the answer to all (or most) of your questions!

Ryan Jenkins

Ryan Jenkins

Chief Marketing Officer

Stuff about Ryan goes here. He's a pretty vanilla guy. :)

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.