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Our Team

Fast and Female Canada Team

Chandra Crawford, MBA

President

Chandra divides her time between Calgary and Canmore with her family including two toddlers, is the founder and CEO of Fast and Female, and is a 3x Olympian. As the founder of Fast and Female, she was a dedicated volunteer for 11 years before taking a leadership role with the organization in 2014. However, in her board capacity, she volunteers time to join the other members in providing oversight, performance management, and risk-assessment. During all of those volunteer years, it was the letters from parents and the enthusiasm from the girls and ambassadors that sustained her efforts in fundraising and developing programs for the now-charity.

Una Lounder

Program Director

Una Lounder is from Dartmouth, NS, and has been a Fast and Female Ambassador for over five years. She is thrilled to have joined the team as the Event Coordinator for Atlantic Canada and believes in the positive impact of sport and the important role it can play in a young girls’ life. Una raced for Team Canada in the sport of sprint kayak for over 10 years, attending 5 Senior World Championships, numerous World Cups and the Pan American Games. She thinks that active and healthy lifestyles come in all shapes and sizes, and in her spare time she loves to do yoga, garden, and walk around Lake Banook with her giant dog!

Gabriela (Gaby) Estrada

Events and Research Manager

Gaby is a Toronto-born native, having grown up in Scarborough, ON. Her family is from Guatemala with Gaby being the first of three siblings born in Canada. Gaby has been a part of Fast and Female since 2017, first as an ambassador, then as an Event Coordinator, and now as the team’s Events and Research Manager. Beyond her involvement with Fast and Female, Gaby is very passionate about getting girls and women involved in sport, recreation and physical activity. She has worked in the sport and physical activity sector for over 10 years and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Exercise Science at the University of Toronto, with her research focused on racialized and marginalized female youth and the barriers that they face in accessing and participating in physical activity. Gaby is also a soccer coach, a sport facilitator and loves to stay active by playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, running, going to the gym and participating in mud runs. Gaby looks to work towards creating an inclusive, accessible, diverse and welcoming sport and physical activity environments for girls of all ages, ability and fitness levels.

Morgan Rogers

Event Support Coordinator

Morgan grew up in Canmore, AB, cross-country skiing in the footsteps of her heroes, Chandra Crawford, Sara Renner, and Beckie Scott. Morgan attended her first F&F event as a participant in 2007, then transitioned to an ambassador and volunteer in 2012, finally joining the F&F team officially in 2019, making Morgan one of the longest standing F&F women, aside from Chandra. Since transitioning out of competitive skiing, Morgan now coaches cross-country skiing with her home club in Canmore, is a climbing instructor in Canmore, and is pursuing her Master’s degree in sport psychology at the University of Calgary. Morgan is passionate about using sport to change people’s lives, specifically to achieve gender equity in society; and does this through work at Fast and Female, the Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee, and her research at the University.

Maddy Schmidt

Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Maddy is from Ottawa ON, but currently lives in Halifax NS as an athlete training in her sprint kayak. Maddy trains full time as a high performance paddler, and was been a Fast and Female Ambassador for 3 years before joining their team. Nothing makes her happier than spending time outside playing: running, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, surfing, SUPing, and all other activities outside! She is hardly ever caught sitting still, unless it’s with a coffee or when she is working with Fast and Female! Movement and living a healthy life style run deep and she wants to share her passion for it, especially with girls, to show how enjoyable, empowering, and freeing it can be!

Fast and Female USA Team

Kikkan Randall

President

Olympic Champion in Cross-Country Skiing and Active Mom. Born in Salt Lake City, UT on New Years Eve in 1982, and then raised in Alaska since age three, Kikkan has always been an athlete at heart, aspiring to the Olympics and beyond. Kikkan has raced in five Olympic Games; was the first US woman to win a World Cup and a World Championship medal in cross-country skiing; and is a 3-time Overall World Cup Sprint Champion. In addition to her athletic and academic pursuits, Kikkan is a passionate “Get-Active”ist promoting healthy lifestyles. She leads our USA division of Fast and Female as the President.

Sara Salo

Executive Director

Sara brings experience in program management and a passion to promote healthy lifestyles to Fast and Female USA. She is thrilled to become part of the Fast and Female team, particularly due to her experience as a junior Nordic race coach, which taught Sara to the impact that positive role models can have on young athletes. Sara recently created and managed The School Food Tour, a nationwide initiative to educate youth about healthy food and physical activity. Sara lives in Jackson, Wyoming and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health.

Board of Directors

Maureen Kershaw

Sara Salo

Executive Director

Sara brings experience in program management and a passion to promote healthy lifestyles to Fast and Female USA. She is thrilled to become part of the Fast and Female team, particularly due to her experience as a junior Nordic race coach, which taught Sara to the impact that positive role models can have on young athletes. Sara recently created and managed The School Food Tour, a nationwide initiative to educate youth about healthy food and physical activity. Sara lives in Jackson, Wyoming and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health.

Kikkan Randall

President

Olympic Champion in Cross-Country Skiing and Active Mom. Born in Salt Lake City, UT on New Years Eve in 1982, and then raised in Alaska since age three, Kikkan has always been an athlete at heart, aspiring to the Olympics and beyond. Kikkan has raced in five Olympic Games; was the first US woman to win a World Cup and a World Championship medal in cross-country skiing; and is a 3-time Overall World Cup Sprint Champion. In addition to her athletic and academic pursuits, Kikkan is a passionate “Get-Active”ist promoting healthy lifestyles. She leads our USA division of Fast and Female as the President.

Maddy Schmidt

Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Maddy is from Ottawa ON, but currently lives in Halifax NS as an athlete training in her sprint kayak. Maddy trains full time as a high performance paddler, and was been a Fast and Female Ambassador for 3 years before joining their team. Nothing makes her happier than spending time outside playing: running, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, surfing, SUPing, and all other activities outside! She is hardly ever caught sitting still, unless it’s with a coffee or when she is working with Fast and Female! Movement and living a healthy life style run deep and she wants to share her passion for it, especially with girls, to show how enjoyable, empowering, and freeing it can be!

Morgan Rogers

Event Support Coordinator

Morgan grew up in Canmore, AB, cross-country skiing in the footsteps of her heroes, Chandra Crawford, Sara Renner, and Beckie Scott. Morgan attended her first F&F event as a participant in 2007, then transitioned to an ambassador and volunteer in 2012, finally joining the F&F team officially in 2019, making Morgan one of the longest standing F&F women, aside from Chandra. Since transitioning out of competitive skiing, Morgan now coaches cross-country skiing with her home club in Canmore, is a climbing instructor in Canmore, and is pursuing her Master’s degree in sport psychology at the University of Calgary. Morgan is passionate about using sport to change people’s lives, specifically to achieve gender equity in society; and does this through work at Fast and Female, the Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee, and her research at the University.

Gabriela (Gaby) Estrada

Events and Research Manager

Gaby is a Toronto-born native, having grown up in Scarborough, ON. Her family is from Guatemala with Gaby being the first of three siblings born in Canada. Gaby has been a part of Fast and Female since 2017, first as an ambassador, then as an Event Coordinator, and now as the team’s Events and Research Manager. Beyond her involvement with Fast and Female, Gaby is very passionate about getting girls and women involved in sport, recreation and physical activity. She has worked in the sport and physical activity sector for over 10 years and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Exercise Science at the University of Toronto, with her research focused on racialized and marginalized female youth and the barriers that they face in accessing and participating in physical activity. Gaby is also a soccer coach, a sport facilitator and loves to stay active by playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, running, going to the gym and participating in mud runs. Gaby looks to work towards creating an inclusive, accessible, diverse and welcoming sport and physical activity environments for girls of all ages, ability and fitness levels.

Una Lounder

Program Director

Una Lounder is from Dartmouth, NS, and has been a Fast and Female Ambassador for over five years. She is thrilled to have joined the team as the Event Coordinator for Atlantic Canada and believes in the positive impact of sport and the important role it can play in a young girls’ life. Una raced for Team Canada in the sport of sprint kayak for over 10 years, attending 5 Senior World Championships, numerous World Cups and the Pan American Games. She thinks that active and healthy lifestyles come in all shapes and sizes, and in her spare time she loves to do yoga, garden, and walk around Lake Banook with her giant dog!

Ted Kalil, CIM, CFA

Ted resides in Montreal with his wife Stephanie and three athletic daughters. A Vice-President & Director, Portfolio Manager with RBC Dominion Securities, Ted is a long-time supporter of Fast and Female, including formerly having served 4 years as the Board Chair. He currently also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada, the Lower Canada College Foundation, and the Camp Nominingue Advisory Board. In his spare time, he competes in duathlons, races dragon boats, plays hockey, and is an avid Master’s cross country skier. His passion for Fast and Female comes from seeing his three young daughters’ eyes light up when they meet empowering athlete role models and from seeing first-hand the impact these interactions have on their perspective on how awesome it is to be a girl.

Natalie Agro

Natalie is a marketing and partnerships professional with a track record of building relationships through sport and athletics. She has worked with the Canadian Football League, CBC Sports, as well as the Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After many years with the Toronto Blue Jays, she is currently working to further university advancement at the University Toronto’s faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Natalie is co-captain of her family household and believes that sport and physical activity are an essential part of life at all ages and stages.

Builders

Maureen Kershaw

Sara Salo

Executive Director

Sara brings experience in program management and a passion to promote healthy lifestyles to Fast and Female USA. She is thrilled to become part of the Fast and Female team, particularly due to her experience as a junior Nordic race coach, which taught Sara to the impact that positive role models can have on young athletes. Sara recently created and managed The School Food Tour, a nationwide initiative to educate youth about healthy food and physical activity. Sara lives in Jackson, Wyoming and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health.

Kikkan Randall

President

Olympic Champion in Cross-Country Skiing and Active Mom. Born in Salt Lake City, UT on New Years Eve in 1982, and then raised in Alaska since age three, Kikkan has always been an athlete at heart, aspiring to the Olympics and beyond. Kikkan has raced in five Olympic Games; was the first US woman to win a World Cup and a World Championship medal in cross-country skiing; and is a 3-time Overall World Cup Sprint Champion. In addition to her athletic and academic pursuits, Kikkan is a passionate “Get-Active”ist promoting healthy lifestyles. She leads our USA division of Fast and Female as the President.

Maddy Schmidt

Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Maddy is from Ottawa ON, but currently lives in Halifax NS as an athlete training in her sprint kayak. Maddy trains full time as a high performance paddler, and was been a Fast and Female Ambassador for 3 years before joining their team. Nothing makes her happier than spending time outside playing: running, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, surfing, SUPing, and all other activities outside! She is hardly ever caught sitting still, unless it’s with a coffee or when she is working with Fast and Female! Movement and living a healthy life style run deep and she wants to share her passion for it, especially with girls, to show how enjoyable, empowering, and freeing it can be!

Morgan Rogers

Event Support Coordinator

Morgan grew up in Canmore, AB, cross-country skiing in the footsteps of her heroes, Chandra Crawford, Sara Renner, and Beckie Scott. Morgan attended her first F&F event as a participant in 2007, then transitioned to an ambassador and volunteer in 2012, finally joining the F&F team officially in 2019, making Morgan one of the longest standing F&F women, aside from Chandra. Since transitioning out of competitive skiing, Morgan now coaches cross-country skiing with her home club in Canmore, is a climbing instructor in Canmore, and is pursuing her Master’s degree in sport psychology at the University of Calgary. Morgan is passionate about using sport to change people’s lives, specifically to achieve gender equity in society; and does this through work at Fast and Female, the Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee, and her research at the University.

Gabriela (Gaby) Estrada

Events and Research Manager

Gaby is a Toronto-born native, having grown up in Scarborough, ON. Her family is from Guatemala with Gaby being the first of three siblings born in Canada. Gaby has been a part of Fast and Female since 2017, first as an ambassador, then as an Event Coordinator, and now as the team’s Events and Research Manager. Beyond her involvement with Fast and Female, Gaby is very passionate about getting girls and women involved in sport, recreation and physical activity. She has worked in the sport and physical activity sector for over 10 years and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Exercise Science at the University of Toronto, with her research focused on racialized and marginalized female youth and the barriers that they face in accessing and participating in physical activity. Gaby is also a soccer coach, a sport facilitator and loves to stay active by playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, running, going to the gym and participating in mud runs. Gaby looks to work towards creating an inclusive, accessible, diverse and welcoming sport and physical activity environments for girls of all ages, ability and fitness levels.

Una Lounder

Program Director

Una Lounder is from Dartmouth, NS, and has been a Fast and Female Ambassador for over five years. She is thrilled to have joined the team as the Event Coordinator for Atlantic Canada and believes in the positive impact of sport and the important role it can play in a young girls’ life. Una raced for Team Canada in the sport of sprint kayak for over 10 years, attending 5 Senior World Championships, numerous World Cups and the Pan American Games. She thinks that active and healthy lifestyles come in all shapes and sizes, and in her spare time she loves to do yoga, garden, and walk around Lake Banook with her giant dog!

Ted Kalil, CIM, CFA

Ted resides in Montreal with his wife Stephanie and three athletic daughters. A Vice-President & Director, Portfolio Manager with RBC Dominion Securities, Ted is a long-time supporter of Fast and Female, including formerly having served 4 years as the Board Chair. He currently also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada, the Lower Canada College Foundation, and the Camp Nominingue Advisory Board. In his spare time, he competes in duathlons, races dragon boats, plays hockey, and is an avid Master’s cross country skier. His passion for Fast and Female comes from seeing his three young daughters’ eyes light up when they meet empowering athlete role models and from seeing first-hand the impact these interactions have on their perspective on how awesome it is to be a girl.

Natalie Agro

Natalie is a marketing and partnerships professional with a track record of building relationships through sport and athletics. She has worked with the Canadian Football League, CBC Sports, as well as the Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After many years with the Toronto Blue Jays, she is currently working to further university advancement at the University Toronto’s faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Natalie is co-captain of her family household and believes that sport and physical activity are an essential part of life at all ages and stages.