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Our Coaches

Train with the Best Running Club

Running Club Coach

Dan Guillory

Owner & Head Coach

Coach Dan Guillory is the founder and owner of West Coast Road Runners. He is an amazing Head Coach, who trains and mentors our athletes, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season to help members achieve their goals.

Running Club Coach

Ron Mahoney

Pace Coach

Helping others reach their fitness goals puts a smile on Coach Ron Mahoney’s face. He believes we all have a lot more potential than we realize and he helps unleash it. His positive attitude helps every WCRR member “Saddle-Up” for long fun group runs!

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Chuck Ellison

Assistant Coach

The reason Coach Chuck Ellison coaches is to help others achieve their goals. He's been a part of our WCRR Team since its inception and loves seeing it grow.

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Judy Wade

Assistant Coach

Easily recognizable from her colorful compression socks, Coach Judy Wade has been a proud team member since 2007. She loves coaching other runners to help them achieve their goals.

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Moeko Wilson

Assistant Coach

Coach Mo moved to San Diego in 2018 and joined WCRR to meet people with a similar passion for running. Growing up a competitive swimmer, setting goals and working hard to achieve them is core to who she is. She equally loves supporting others to unlock their potential.

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Kathleen Pearson

Assistant Coach

Coach Kathleen joined WCRR after meeting the group during La Jolla Half. The fun and friendship she saw that day reminded her of the joy of training with a group. She loves exploring San Diego through our various locations and can always be found with a big smile.

Running Club Coach

Liz Lichtenberger

CB Head Coach & Operations Manager

Overseeing our WCRR Carlsbad team is Coach Liz Lichtenberger's passion. She brings her training as a psychologist to her duties as Head Coach, making sure that her athletes are both psychologically and physically prepared for their race goals.

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Amy Mittelstadt

Assistant Coach

Coach Amy enjoys the camaraderie that running with a group offers. She cherishes coastal runs, while listening to others share their stories about running and life. WCRR offers an encouraging and supportive atmosphere where runners can explore their potential and pursue the possibilities

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David Winslow

Assistant Coach

Coach David has been running on and off for years, but via WCRR has learned the advantages of consistent training and running with a fun group. He runs on trails as much as possible, in Balboa Park or elsewhere.

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Mark Bauckman

Assistant Coach

A certified USA Track & Field Level I and Ironman coach, Coach Mark Bauckman enjoys sharing his experience, education, and expertise with runners to help them achieve their goals. His coaching philosophy stresses continuous improvement for both his athletes and himself.

Running Club Coach

Peggy Guillory

Assistant Coach

Coach Peggy Guillory loves being active, especially in this beautiful city we are so blessed to live in. When she's not walking with our team or swimming, you’ll find Peggy shopping or hanging out with her grandkids.

Running Club Coach

Susan Cottey

Assistant Coach

Coach Susan started running in 2015 and found West Coast a couple of years later. She enjoys the camaraderie of WCRR's Vegas pace group. After a couple of years she was challenged to run farther than she ever had and found she enjoyed it. Now as a coach, she enjoys helping others reach those same long distance running goals.

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Denise Mikkonen

RB Head Coach

Because the WCRR Team encouraged, nudged and supported her to reach her goals, Denise Mikkonen was inspired to coach. As Head Coach for the RB location, Coach Denise loves running side by side with team members while sharing hopes and dreams, and listening and laughing together on morning runs.

Running Club Coach

Anne Kendall

Assistant Coach

Coaching with WCRR since 2006, Coach Anne Kendall is energized by fellow West Coast Road Runners achieving their goals. Her favorite San Diego race is the Rock N Roll Marathon!

Running Club Coach

Erin Major

Assistant Coach

Being a long-time 6th grade teacher, Coach Erin is hardwired to help others strive for their goals, encourage and support them as they progress, and to drop some knowledge and guidance whenever possible. She loves to run near the beach and is thrilled to be part of the WCRR team!

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Mike Serrin

Assistant Coach

You’ll find Coach Mike Serrin checking out the surf whenever he’s running along the coast (in case it is surfable after running). He loves helping both new and experienced runners get better race results and to keep in great shape.

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Sandra Villalobos

Assistant Coach

The trails in Escondido are Coach Sandra Villalobos' favorate place to run. Always with her chapstick in hand, Coach Sandra can be found smiling as she helps WCRR members achieve their goals.

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Donna Shettko

Assistant Coach

Coach Donna lives to travel, and her next goal is to run a Half Marathon on each continent. She lives between Arizona and California, so she is familiar with running in the heat. In addition to being a WCRR Coach, she is a horse woman, a practicing large animal vet, and a physicians assistant.

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