Liz is a Southern California native with almost 20 years of experience in Human Resources, with a focus on talent acquisition, HR technology, and employee programs. Her journey into triathlon is fairly new, but you wouldn't know that from her enthusiasm and "let's do it!" attitude.
Liz was not athletic growing up and never played any sports, so when her husband asked her to do a triathlon with him, she thought he was crazy. She had no swimming experience, didn't own a bike, and hated running. Being afraid of swimming in open water, she agreed to sign up for a sprint duathlon (after she learned that was a real thing). After completing the duathlon, she wanted to challenge herself and signed up for her first sprint triathlon in August 2019 (not knowing how to swim). By chance, she met someone who told her about a local open water swimming group, now known as One with the Ocean, and she showed up the next weekend with a brand new wetsuit on ready to learn how to swim. Needless to say, jumping into the ocean was not the best way to learn how to swim, but she kept showing up and did it anyway.
Since 2019, she has completed several sprint and olympic triathlons, a few half marathons, two 70.3 races, and her first full marathon in 2022! She is currently training for her 2nd full marathon, with many more races in her future. It's probably safe to say that she is hooked!
2020 was a tough year for everyone, but it brought together a group of triathletes who wanted to continue training safely outdoors together. Through this group, she gained confidence in a new sport, found a supportive community, and formed lasting friendships. As a founding member of the South Bay Squad, she hopes to share that same sense of confidence, support, and camaraderie with others. No matter your background, experience, or speed, there is a place for you here at South Bay Squad.
She currently resides in the South Bay with her husband and 2 furry kids: Gizmo and Misty. When she's not training, she loves spending time with her god kids, who she spoils rotten.