3-Day Coaches

We are your fundraising advisors, training mentors, cheerleaders, confidantes and all-around sherpas on your Susan G. Komen 3-Day® journey. We’ve been in your shoes—as walkers, crew members, survivors and co-survivors—and are here to answer your questions, celebrate your successes and share advice on how to reach your fundraising and training goals. Combined, we have raised more than $245,000 for the Komen 3-Day, walked 71 3-Day events, and served as crew members on 70 3-Day events.

Atlanta
Dallas/Fort Worth
Michigan
Philadelphia
San Diego
Seattle
Twin Cities

Atlanta 3-Day

800-996-3DAY, option 2
atlantacoaches@the3day.org

Susan Wynne
Susan Wynne
Participant Support Coach
I am the primary support coach for walkers, answering your phone calls and emails. I have raised $24,000 for the 3-Day, walking five times and serving as a crew member twice. 2017 marks my 11th year of involvement with the 3-Day whether as a walker, crew member or staff member. I can honestly say that year 11 is just as exciting to me as year one, and I can’t wait to support you every step of the way. I know I was pretty nervous before my first 3-Day, but after one call to my coach, I was instantly calmed and more excited than ever! I can’t wait to help you stay inspired and excited as you embark on this incredible journey!

Tara
Tara Preyers
Local Events Coach
I will be out in the Atlanta area, working with our amazing participants to help bring new walkers and more awareness to the Atlanta 3-Day this year. I have been a part of the 3-Day community for 15 years as an advocate and participant of this life changing experience. I will be here to help you prepare, stay motivated and my favorite part, watch you cross the finish line. I look forward to working together on building our community and encouraging all of our friends and family members to join us on this journey. I look forward to the time we will spend together before, during and after the event! Welcome to our family!

Libby
Libby Riordan
Crew & Volunteer Coordinator
I am excited to be supporting the crew members and volunteers for the Atlanta 3-Day. I was a 3-Day walker in 2005, raising more than $2,200. I am so thankful that you have chosen the Atlanta 3-Day and I am here to support you every step of the way. Participating in this event is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done and I look forward to supporting you along your journey. Together we will create an incredible event! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day

800-996-3DAY, option 3
dfwcoaches@the3day.org

Liz Parks
Liz Parks
Participant Support Coach
I am the primary support coach for walkers, answering your phone calls and emails. I have raised over $28,000 for the 3-Day, walking seven times and serving as a crew member eleven times. I am excited about supporting you every step of the way with any questions you have and advice you may need to be successful with your fundraising and training.

Gayla Cruikshank
Gayla Cruikshank
Local Events Coach
I will be out in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, working with our amazing participants to help bring even more walkers to the Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day this year. I have raised more than $16,000 for the 3-Day, walking five times and serving as a crew member six times. I’m a native Dallas-area Texan and have been a “3-Day addict” since 2005. Watching my best friend fight and beat breast cancer inspires me to share what Susan G. Komen® has achieved in the fight against this disease. I’m ready to help you become a part of something remarkable! Contact me if you would like me to host a 3-Day information gathering in your area. The Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day community of kindness awaits you with open arms.

Val Jones
Val Jones

Crew & Volunteer Coordinator
I will be supporting the crew members and volunteers for the Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day. I have raised more than $5,000 for the 3-Day, walking two times and serving as a crew member five times. I am so glad that you have decided to participate in the 3-Day this year. Having been a part of the 3-Day for the past nine years, I know how truly amazing being part of this event can be. You will be inspired and touched by the wonderful 3-Day community that you have just become part of. You will be equally amazed at the kindness and support of fellow crew members. I am very much looking forward to working with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time with questions that you may have.

Michigan 3-Day

800-996-3DAY, option 4
michigancoaches@the3day.org

Jennifer
Jennifer Hanskat

Participant Support Coach
I am the primary support coach for walkers, answering your phone calls and emails. I have raised over $26,000 for the 3-Day, walking eleven times and serving as a crew member ten times. I think the best part of my year is the time spent on the 3-Day event, whatever my role may be for that weekend. I look forward to supporting you every step of the way and helping you be successful with your fundraising. The 3-Day can be a life-changing experience and I am here to make sure your journey with the 3-Day is magical.

Ann
Ann Love
Local Events Coach
I will be out in the local area, working with our amazing participants to help bring even more walkers to the Michigan 3-Day this year. I have raised nearly $17,000 for the 3-Day, walking seven times and serving as a crew member seven times. I have been a part of this wonderful event since 2002 and love it! I have met amazing people, formed lifelong friendships, and been inspired by all your stories. This event will change your outlook on life and give you hope for the future. Join me and together we will make this the best year yet!

Gina
Gina Guerreso
Crew & Volunteer Coordinator
I will be supporting the crew members and volunteers for the Michigan 3-Day. I have raised nearly $5,000 for the 3-Day, walking twice as a team captain. Thank you for giving your time, passion and enthusiasm to the 3-Day. Having been a staff member for over 14 years and a past participant in the 3-Day, I promise you this will be the journey of a lifetime and one you will remember forever. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have I’d love to hear from you!

Philadelphia 3-Day

800-996-3DAY, option 5
philadelphiacoaches@the3day.org

Tisho Jessop
Tisho Jessop
Participant Support Coach
I am the primary support coach for Philadelphia 3-Day walkers, answering your phone calls and emails. I have participated in eleven events, 6 times as a walker and 5 as crew. Over those events I have raised more than $26,000 for the 3-Day. I came to the 3-Day in 2008 as a way to honor the memory of my Aunt Barbara and absolutely fell in love with the event. It has changed my life in so many ways and I can’t wait to help make your 3-Day an unforgettable experience!

Joanne Taylor
Joanne Taylor
Local Events Coach
I will be out in the Philadelphia area, working with our amazing participants to help bring even more walkers to the Philadelphia 3-Day this year. I have raised more than $23,000 for the 3-Day, walking five times and serving as a crew member nine times. Since 2006, I have been both a walker and crew member in the 3-Day. In 2014, I was given the wonderful opportunity to become a coach for the Philadelphia event and am enjoying every minute of it! I am looking forward to new faces as well as those familiar. As I find ways to support and encourage all of our fantastic participants, I will also be here to answer your questions and hope to make a difference in our joint effort to eradicate breast cancer in our lifetime.

Melanie
Melanie Toner
Crew & Volunteer Coordinator
I will be supporting the crew members and volunteers for the Philadelphia 3-Day. I have raised more than $2,000 for the 3-Day, participating once as a walker and once as a crew member. I am so glad that you have decided to participate in the 3-Day this year. It is an amazing experience and one that you will remember forever. You will be inspired and touched by the wonderful 3-Day community that you are part of. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time with questions that you may have.

San Diego 3-Day

800-996-3DAY, option 6
sandiegocoaches@the3day.org

Staci Roos
Staci Roos
Participant Support Coach
I am the primary support coach for walkers, answering your phone calls and emails. I have raised more than $10,000 for the 3-Day, walking four times. My history with the 3-Day dates back to 2002. I was so inspired by my mother-in-law’s courage and strength as she fought her brave battle against breast cancer that I signed up to walk in her honor. I was expecting it to be challenging to fundraise. I was expecting it to be challenging to walk so far. What I wasn’t expecting were the bold and rewarding feelings of camaraderie and accomplishment. I was not prepared for the undeniable sense of power created by a community with a common purpose. Now, with four 3-Days under my fanny pack, I’m looking forward to supporting you along your own 3-Day journey!

Amy Schwager
Amy Schwager
Crew & Volunteer Coordinator
I will be supporting the crew members and volunteers for the San Diego 3-Day. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I walked in the 3-Day in 2002 and raised more than $2,700. After 60 long miles and a few blisters, I can truly say it was an unforgettable journey that I will cherish forever. It was after that experience that I knew I had to be involved in this event any way I could. For the past 12 years, I have been supporting our crew community and it has been a true honor. On the 3-Day you will be rewarded with a lifetime’s worth of incredible memories. I want to personally thank you for your commitment. With your help, the 3-Day will change lives, and have a lasting, positive impact on millions of people.

Seattle 3-Day

800-996-3DAY, option 7
seattlecoaches@the3day.org

Jen
Jen Haber
Participant Support Coach
I am the primary support coach for Seattle 3-Day walkers, answering your phone calls and emails. I have raised more than $5,000 for the 3-Day, walking two times and serving as a crew member twice. I walked in the first 3-Day in 2003 and have been involved pretty much ever since! Like many of you and your families, my family has been personally touched by breast cancer. The 3-Day community that I found and have been a part of for so long is one that continually touches me and motivates me with its warmth, encouragement and never-ending commitment to find a cure for breast cancer. I am excited about supporting you every step of the way with any questions you have and advice you may need to be successful with your fundraising. The 3-Day truly can be a life-changing experience and I am here to help make sure yours is one you will never forget!

Ruth Taylor Briggs
Ruth Taylor Briggs
Local Events Coach
I will be out and about in Seattle working with our amazing participants. My work experience ranges from working with children in after school programs and in elementary education as a paraeducator. I have owned a small business for eight years teaching parents how to sign with their hearing babies and toddlers. I love spending time with my husband, our daughter, guinea pig, and our newly adopted puppy. I’m looking forward to meeting the walkers who make the 3-Day event possible!

Kathleen Klotz
Kathleen Klotz
Crew & Volunteer Coordinator
Hello and welcome to the Seattle 3-Day. I am the Crew & Volunteer Coordinator for the Seattle 3-Day, and I am your first contact for any crew and volunteer-related questions. Working with crew members has always been a wonderful experience. It is amazing what such a dedicated crew can do preparing for and carrying out each 3-Day event. This event allows us to help others experience what it feels like to fight for what you believe in by walking one mile at a time. The 3-Day will always be an experience that you will never forget. Whether you participate one year or many, you will carry these memories for many years to come. Please reach out to me with any questions, concerns or feedback you may have. I am looking forward to working with you while we work to end breast cancer forever.

Twin Cities 3-Day

800-996-3DAY, option 8
twincitiescoaches@the3day.org

Eileen
Eileen Barnick
Participant Support Coach
I am excited to be the primary support coach for the Twin Cities walkers again this year! I have raised more than $8,000 for the 3-Day, walking two times and serving as a crew member twice. I am looking forward to another great year as your coach, getting to know you or reconnecting with you this season. Whether this is your first walk or you are a seasoned veteran, I am here to answer your questions and help with your fundraising. I look forward to working with you and meeting you at the walk in August. This is my seventh year as a coach and I love my job! Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time with questions that you may have. I am always happy to be of assistance.

Stephanie
Stephanie Mayer

Local Events Coach
I will be out and about in the Twin Cities working with our amazing participants. I have raised more than $4,800 for the 3-Day, walking twice. I always look forward to bringing both new and veteran walkers together through training workshops, meet-ups and other fun local activities that will help prepare you for a successful 3-Day experience. Like many of you, my own family has been personally touched by breast cancer. Losing a grandmother and then watching my own mom survive has truly inspired me. My mom and I walked our first 3-Day in Chicago in 2005 as a way to put closure to what she and our family went through during her illness. I was overwhelmed by the sense of community and compassion on the event and was hooked! Every mile along our route is filled with stories, laughter, hope and inspiration. Thank you for your time and commitment to help end breast cancer forever. Welcome to our pink 3-Day family!

Amy Schwager
Amy Schwager
Crew & Volunteer Coordinator
I will be supporting the crew members and volunteers for the Twin Cities 3-Day. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I walked in the 3-Day in 2002 and raised more than $2,700. After 60 long miles and a few blisters, I can truly say it was an unforgettable journey that I will cherish forever. It was after that experience that I knew I had to be involved in this event any way I could. For the past 12 years, I have been supporting our crew community and it has been a true honor. On the 3-Day you will be rewarded with a lifetime’s worth of incredible memories. I want to personally thank you for your commitment. With your help, the 3-Day will change lives, and have a lasting, positive impact on millions of people.