I grew up in the suburbs of Indianapolis, IN and moved to AZ in 2007 after graduating from Ball State University. I also picked up a second degree from Arizona State - GO DEVILS! I started my relationship with running as part of my high school track team, but truly fell in love in 2008 when I completed my first half marathon. I had never run more than six miles at a time but a co-worker asked if I wanted to run so I figured, why not? I've run at least one full marathon each year since 2009. I joined PFS in 2015 in search of camaraderie, competition, semi-personal training and improved fitness - I've achieved all of those and hope to convey the same to all members of the club and running community for years to come.
Ted enjoys going out way too fast in races in search of glory which usually leads to the posting of monster positive splits, writing out long drolling on emails to fellow club members, making homemade smoothies for everyone for after Sunday club long runs, and spending time with his awesome family.
I am a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner with Ameriprise. Paul Kramer is my husband of 20 years. We have two cats both rescued from parking lots. Several years ago I had started walking 2 miles everyday and at some point decided that if I ran some of it I'd finish sooner. So eventually it just turned into a run and I have no plans to stop. My other passions are for cooking and reading. Proud of our club and to be your treasurer!
Valerie Grosso RD is a dynamic, self-motivated, successful Registered Dietitian with extensive experience in clinical nutrition and the foodservice industry. Valerie applies evidence-based nutrition in collaboration with clients to provide high-quality care while honoring client and corporate goals and objectives. Her passion for running and triathlon has allowed her to use the science of nutrition to enhance the performance of recreational, elite, and professional athletes. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys spending time with family, training with friends, volunteering for PFS and a triathlon club, and encouraging others to participate in a healthy, active lifestyle.