An avid ultra runner and traveling enthusiast, I spent the first ten years of life as a missionary kid in Mexico and Central America. Although mostly Scottish and Irish, I learned Spanish as my first language. Once of age, I continued traveling to Central America and Mexico for adventure and to quench my thirst for the beautiful culture. After visiting Isla de Ometepe in Nicaragua several times I fell head over heels in love with it. My dream has always been to work with the people of Central America in environmental and economic sustainability. When I began running ultra marathons, everything just clicked for me, I would develop a sustainable footrace on Isla de Ometepe. This way I could not only work with the local economy, but I could also have an incredible and challenging event at the same time.
I've been drawing ever since I learned that crayons are not for eating. As a result, I currently work as an interactive art director for a digital marketing agency, and simultaneously run my own freelance business on the side. However, I am also a firm believer in work/life balance. Ultra running is my re-centering point where I can release stress, rediscover myself, and gain new insight and inspiration.
Fuego y Agua effortlessly combines these two passions for me, and it has become a deep and fulfilling part of my life. I strive to bring to light the incredible experience that this race has become through our marketing, design, branding, and photography efforts - and share it with you!
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Committed to incorporating corporate social responsibility through activities and events that help raise awareness for the featured causes. Soliciting involvement and participation that can make an impact, both to the sponsors and the beneficiaries. All the while keeping a finger on the pulse of organizational and community needs, through close collaboration with the key spokespeople and stakeholders who represent special interest groups and causes.
Christian Griffith loves to move his body. Running, surfing, skating, SUP'ing, swimming, and just about anything that involves hurling one's body in various directions; but life can't be all fun and games, so when it's time to be professional, Christian digs in as Vice President of Digital Strategy at Freebairn & Company Advertising Agency in Atlanta, Georgia, developing integrated advertising and marketing campaigns for a various clients from universities to retail lighting stores and everything in between. Lastly, and most importantly, Christian proudly holds the distinction of the most 100K finishes at Fuego Y Agua, and plans to come back every year to hold on to this title.
I am a Business Psychologist/ Consultant at INCAE Business School. I have been an avid runner since i was 14 years old. I also play and am the co-captain of a softball league in Managua. I enjoy hiking volcanos, deep-sea fishing, skiing, traveling, hanging out with my family & friends, and living life spontaneously. I currently live in Masaya, Nicaragua.
Co-founder of Natural Doctors International (NDI) the first international naturopathic relief organization of its kind.
Dr. Parker strives to bring naturopathic medicine to its rightful place in global health. Her dedication to find solutions to global health issues through natural medicine has led her to make the conscious choice to reside outside of the United States. Living on the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua, Central America, the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Dr. Parker works as Executive & Medical Director of NDI, attends patients in NDI’s free community clinics, and leads Global Health Courses in Nicaragua 4-6 times per year. As an international doctor, she works in the trenches everyday seeing how structural violence in developing nations affects health care. She thrives to use her activism in natural medicine to inspire students and doctors to become active globally. In addition to her clinical work, Tabatha is a writer, social justice activist, and dedicated wife and mother. She is an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) Doctors for Global Health (DGH) and the Global Health Council (GHC).