FAST AND FEMALE CANADA TEAM

Fast and Female Team - Chandra Crawford

Chandra Crawford
President and Founder

Chandra Crawford is a music-loving mountain girl born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. In 2005 she started Fast and Female. Four months later, at the age of 22, Chandra won the Olympic Gold medal in cross-country skiing and captured many hearts when she belted out the national anthem from the top step of the podium. On the start line of the 1.1 km sprint race final, the announcer on CBC pointed out her big smile, saying “this young lady is having a blast and showing it.” In 2008 Chandra’s great friend and competitor Kikkan Randall (5x Olympian, Olympic and World Champion) from Anchorage, Alaska joined forces with Chandra and today she leads the expansion of the program in the US. In March 2014 she retired from ski racing after three Olympics and 13 years of international ski racing with the Canadian National Team and completed a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Calgary. She is currently working full time for Fast and Female as well as sharing her performance mindset skills in corporate motivational presentations. Chandra currently lives in Calgary and spends her weekend doing mini-adventures in the mountains with her husband Jared, toddler Kyla, baby Bruce and their dog, Stella. In the fall of 2018, Chandra received International Olympic Committee Women & Sports Trophy for the Americas, Chandra won the Bruce Kidd Leadership Award and was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. She credits this recognition to the tireless work of the Fast and Female team and our network of volunteers, ambassadors and contractors all over North America.

Kelsey Robin
Chief Operating Officer, Fast and Female Canada

Kelsey combines her passion for coaching girls with her finance and change management skills to the dream job of Fast and Female Canada’s Executive Director. Mixing academic and sport at Carleton University, she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree while racing for the Nordic ski team. Kelsey went on to achieve a Chartered Accountant designation during her tenure at Ernst and Young followed by a diverse set of professional experience employed as a Controller of a Venture Capital firm; Sales Executive at Microsoft and project lead with IBM’ SAP practice engaged on large scale business transformation programs for Public Sector clients. Kelsey prioritized family mid way through her career taking time off to raise her two sons while actively volunteering in her local community acting as program coordinator, treasurer, sponsorship coordinator, and coach for several amateur sports associations. Kelsey’s zest for Fast and Female is inspired by her own struggles during her teen years with body image, understanding friendships and watching her friends dropping out of sport.

Alyson Suzanne Coleman
Program Director, Fast and Female Canada

Alyson is a Midwest girl, born and raise in the state of Minnesota. Upon moving to Canmore, AB in 2014 she joined the Fast and Female team as Program Director. She has a passion for the athletics, the outdoors, empowering girls, events and program management… so naturally the Fast and Female organization was a perfect fit! Alyson completed her Bachelor degree in Marketing and Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Since then, she has had the privilege of working with companies such as Goodwill Easter Seals, Event Lab, BI Worldwide, and Semester at Sea. She’s dedicated and driven to spread the word of Fast and Female with the dream of hosting F&F events around the world!

Una Lounder
Program Director, Fast and Female Canada 

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!

Erin Yungblut
Media Relations, Fast and Female Canada

Erin is a Canadian biathlete, chasing her dream of competing in the Winter Olympics…and learning about writing, psychology, and girls in sport along the way! Outside of skiing she loves to read and write, eat dark chocolate, and play in the mountains and ocean. She races for Canada internationally and represents the province of Ontario when racing domestically. Erin is originally from Wroxeter, Ontario, but now lives and train in the beautiful mountain town of Canmore, Alberta. She was into many different sports growing up, but her unorthodox journey in the Nordic sports began when she learned how to ski at age 14, and then fell in love with the sport of biathlon at the age of 17. The challenge of the two totally different sports—cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship—captured her heart, and she’s been chasing her dream, in the rocky mountains and in races around the globe, ever since. Erin attended her first Fast and Female event at age 16, was an ambassador by age 20, and now at age 25 has come full circle…working with the amazing F&F team – and she’s so excited to be spreading the love far and wide!

Gaby Estrada
National Events Manager, Fast and Female Canada

Bio coming soon!

Delaire Nicholson
National Logistics Manager, Fast and Female Canada

Bio coming soon!

Rosanna Crawford
Social Media Coordinator, Fast and Female Canada

Bio coming soon!

Allison Long
Retail Coordinator, Fast and Female Canada

Bio coming soon!

FAST AND FEMALE USA TEAM

Fast and Female Team - Kikkan Randall

Kikkan Randall
President, Fast and Female USA

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. She is a 2001 graduate of East High School and is currently an undergraduate business major at Alaska Pacific University. Kikkan has raced in four 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 passionately involved with Healthy Futures and Fast and Female, organizations that promote the benefits of healthy active lifestyles to youth.

Sara Salo
Executive Director, Fast and Female USA

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.

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Kirsten Fleming – Calgary, AB

Kirsten Fleming is the Executive Director of Run Calgary – the premier race organization behind 7 events including the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend in Calgary, Canada. A former morning show host and tv journalist, Kirsten was introduced to running when her TV station sponsored the Calgary Marathon in 2008. For the last 5 years Kirsten and her team have been putting up finish lines for some 20,000 runners annually. On a mission to get the people in her city moving, Kirsten also co-leads @yycruncrew, owns a hot yoga studio called My Yoga Calgary and is a lululemon ambassador. 

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