Taylor Cranney

Taylor Cranney Big Blue Adventure Ambassador Taylor spent almost the entirety of her teenage years in the pool playing water polo and swimming. That eventually led to a scholarship to San Diego State University, where she focused solely on water polo. Thanks to a sport that keptRead more

Melanie Miller

Melanie Miller Big Blue Adventure Ambassador I'm a pediatric psychiatric nurse and mother of three who swims, bikes and runs to keep her sanity! I started running in 2011 and have lost a significant amount of weight (65lbs). I found triathlon after knee surgery in 2012 whenRead more

Lexi Poppoff

Lexi Poppoff Big Blue Adventure Ambassador My name is Lex and I am a School Psychologist who practices sbig elf-care by exploring the BEAUtiful mountains of Truckee, California. I am forever a UC DAVIS AGGIE at heart and always will be thanks to the unforgettable four yearsRead more

Christine Bettera

Christine Bettera Big Blue Adventure Ambassador Christine grew up in Connecticut playing competitive softball but otherwise gravitating towards solo alternative sports like skateboarding and snowboarding.  Moving to Boston to attend college she captained the UMASS softball team as a catcher for four years as well as playedRead more

Steve Buelna

Steve Bulena Big Blue Adventure Ambassador I was born in 1977 in San Luis Obispo and started playing organized sports of soccer and baseball at the age of 6 and shifted to a focus of competitive soccer teams starting at the age of 8 through Junior College.Read more

Tom Hodge

Tom Hodge Big Blue Adventure Ambassador With a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and over 30 years of racing under his belt, Tom has completed over 300 multi-sport events including 23 Ironman’s. He is a six-time Hawaiian Ironman participate and two-time TeamRead more