The League of Directors is dedicated to combating obesity by recruiting the best members to join the ranks of the Mile Strong Kids Organization.
Fred Bailon, a.k.a. Captain Quad, is the President of Mile Strong Kids. He has been working with children as a teacher for over fourteen years and enjoys watching them succeed. He is seeking the best recruits to help Mile Strong Kids fight obesity, and he believes YOU can be the next Mile Strong Kid to help in this mission!
John Soto, a.k.a. Sergeant Stride, is also an educator and is the Vice-President of Mile Strong Kids. He has a degree in kinesiology and enjoys running. His passion is to help kids learn and teach them to become life-long learners. Having an exercise degree, he knows the importance of being healthy and is helping Mile Strong Kids find the best recruits to take down obesity.
Dr. Maricela Alarcon, a.k.a. Doctor Dendrite, is Vice-Principal at Martha Mead Elementary and an educator who’s been working with children, teachers, and nonprofit organizations for over a decade. She loves helping, teaching, leading, and overall making this world a better place. She believes in the power of education, and agrees with Nelson Mandela that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” She is the Secretary of Mile Strong Kids and feels that Mile Strong Kids have the power to make the world a healthier place.
Hugo Rodriguez, a.k.a. the Colonel, is supervising manager at Guenther and Son, Inc. He has been a long-time runner and frequent participant of the Beach to Bay Marathon Relay in Corpus Christi and the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. He is looking forward to helping Mile Strong Kids become the best kids’ superhero organization trained to combat obesity and all its illnesses.
Jesus (Jesse) D. Hernandez Jr., a.k.a. Major Miles, has first-hand experience of the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Having been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and borderline diabetes, the doctor ordered a “lifestyle change.” Since that day, Jesse has spent much less time in front of a TV screen and more time racking up miles. He has participated in several 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, and full marathons. His deep passion and hope for the youth of his community has prompted him to join the Mile Strong Kids League of Directors. His two favorite pastimes are exercising and volunteering to help his local school district, San Antonio ISD.
Lisa Waughtal, a.k.a. Crafty Girl, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and is an avid runner. She has worked with children for many years and enjoys helping them learn, especially Math. She also enjoys running with kids and has even organized a running club for children that would meet regularly in preparation for the San Antonio Kids’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Challenge. Her passion for getting children involved in running has led her to seek sponsors for aspiring student runners who want to participate in races. It is Ms. Waughtal’s love of children, learning, and exercise that makes her the perfect superhero for our organization.