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Vidal Arista has been training and racing for more than 25 years in running events, triathlons and cycling - finishing in the top 5% of his age group. He has been a member of PowerBar Team Elite for the past 4 years as well as part of Team Odwalla's inaugural sponsorship. He has coached over 400 participants in the Leukemia & Lymphoma TNT marathon group for the past 5 years as well as coaching other youth sports for the past 10 years. Vidal is also a certified coach with the National Federation of State High School Associations.

He is a southern California native living in North Orange County for over 20 years. Vidal earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and his MBA from Chapman University.

Vidal has a passion for running and helping others reach their full potential. He wants to share his experiences from training and racing and the balance between training hard and training smart. Training with focus, energy and self belief is his motto. We want to create a foundation for good sportsmanship, discipline and a desire to become your best.

Rozanne Strong has been an Orange County resident all her life. She has 33 years of running experience, which includes over 25 marathons, numerous half marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks. Rozanne consistently places at the top of her age group. She also has had the privilege of qualifying as a member of the Snail's Pace Elite Racing Team for the last 10 years. Obviously, running is a huge part of her life. Rozanne attended the Healing Hands School of Holistic Health Practitioners and completed 1000 hours of training. She has been practicing for over 15 years as a licensed massage therapist and has her own private practice in the City of Placentia. She has the honor of working with so many different kinds of people. Most of the clientele are sports enthusiasts, i.e., runners, hockey players, triathletes, pep squad, track & cross country high school athletes. Knowing how the body works, Rozanne is able to provide helpful advice and direction which is key to good health and faster recovery. Coach Rozanne is excited about the opportunity to help educate, encourage and share the love of running with the hope that children will take with them a lifetime of good healthy habits and choices.

Amy Freese was born and raised in Placentia/Yorba Linda and now resides in Fullerton. 20 years on the soccer field laid the foundation for her love of running, team unity and personal bests. Over the past 10 years, Amy has been competing in 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, marathons, 50Ks and triathlons. In addition to running the Boston Marathon, she has placed 1st and 2nd woman in several local races and has received many 1st place age division awards. As a recent new mom, Amy enjoys pushing her son in the running stroller and remains dedicated to her training. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from CSUF and holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, along with a Masters in Education & Reading. Amy was an elementary teacher in Orange County for 8 years and taught abroad in London. She trained and managed marathon teams for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's TNT program for 3 years and is currently a reading instructor at Cypress and Santiago Canyon College. As a PRC coach, Amy is determined to create successful risk-takers who have an excitement for running and a drive to be confident in all that they do.

Jana McAdams is originally from North San Diego County. She now resides in Fullerton where she is an undergraduate at Cal State Fullerton pursuing a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education and a minor in Mathematics. Her ultimate goal is to become a Junior High P.E. teacher and help influence kids of the junior high age to have a positive attitude about exercise. Jana grew up playing soccer and developed a love for running from the influence of her older brother. Along with soccer, she competed in cross country & track at her high school, as well as cross country at Palomar Community College. She has developed a love for extreme long distances and endurance running and has taken part in a handful of marathons and half marathons and is looking forward to competing in many more in the future. She is excited about the chance to help encourage kids towards a love of running and exercise and influence them towards becoming not only great athletes, but great individuals.

Bryan Yoshinaga has grown up in Yorba Linda his whole life. He is currently studying at Santiago Canyon College and majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development. He is looking to transfer to Chapman University in the Spring 2012. His goal is to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. Bryan played 6 years of baseball and 5 years of basketball. He began running his freshman year of high school and has been running ever since. Bryan completed all 8 seasons of cross country and track and field at Esperanza High School and went on to run at Santiago Canyon College. Running is a big part of his family. His older brother and younger sister also run/ran at Esperanza . He loves being around children, especially those who share the same passion for running. Bryan strives to help the kids of PoweRun Club achieve the best experience with running as well as teach them how to compete.

Thomas French is a currently a junior at Esperanza High School. He grew up in Yorba Linda and remains a local resident. Thomas is a 16-year cancer survivor and has been the team captain of his team, "Tommy's Nutty Troop" at the annual PCRF event in Irvine for the past 11 years. This was the beginning step in his desire to help kids have a positive outlook on life. Thomas’ soccer background developed into a passion for running when he was in 8th grade and has continued into his high school career. Thomas has been a part of a state meet qualifying team 2 years in a row and steadily places in the top 5% of his grade in California. He is looking forward to working hard to keep his spot for his remaining time at Esperanza. Thomas enjoys being a mentor and a positive influence to kids of all ages. He hopes to help them develop a healthy and active lifestyle. Thomas is undecided of which college he wishes to attend, but hopes that whatever path he chooses, it will continue to allow him to share his passion for running with others.