Being a step-mom to 2 teenagers and a mother to a 3 year old this business woman is a self-starter. When she's not racing Maru is the co-founder and director of a local community bank. Training every day, Maru is also no stranger to the podium. She has placed 1st in triathlon and also 3rd in the half marathon distance. This year she plans to make the jump from the Sprint distance to doing Vineman 70.3 this July in Sonoma, CA. Being a competitive swimmer since age 1, swimming is still her favorite with running a close second. She loves to be a good role model both in business and on the race scene. Maru loves being a determined and dedicated Active Angel.