The Athletes: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks include a highly talented group of athletes. From marathon runners to professional beach volleyball players, this week’s Staff Picks excel at a range of sports. Outside of athletics, these Staff Picks write their own blogs, are public speakers, and promote social good.

Greg Keller whose photo heads off this post is a cyclist, father of two, and self-proclaimed software nerd. Greg lives in Boulder, Colorado and writes the blog Mud and Cowbells where he tracks his races and reflects on his experiences.


Christine Phillips is a beach volleyball player and a Cali-Texas native. Christine writes her own blog, “Just Call me a CaliTexan,” and is a social media expert.


Ultramarathon runner Michael James is a writer, world traveler and father of two girls. Michael ranked in the top 20 at the 2012 and 2014 USA 50km trail championships and is committed to pursuing social good. Michael describes his current role and his education in his Backstory.



Last up is the incredibly talented swimmer Tracy Little. Tracy is a two time Olympian, world championship medalist and a fitness personal trainer. Tracy also enjoys public speaking, sharing her experiences on blogs and acting as a spokeswoman for brands.


Anna Lizaur is a Marketing Manager with She graduated from the University of Virginia. Anna is fluent in Spanish and can count to 100 in Chinese.

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