Jerry Coffey

Vice President

Mike Farias is a native of Laredo, TX.  He never liked running much until he found RUNStrong Laredo. When a group of friends introduced him to RSL he decided to try it out and in no time at all he was hooked.  Since joining RSL he has run several 1/2 marathons and continues to love the sport. 

Born and raised in Laredo, Sylvia Olivares is a Mortgage Loan Officer and is dedicated to helping families find their dream home. She also loves to run and met a great group of friends that had the same passion. She loves meeting new people and raising awareness to several causes and charities in our community. She's also a passionate foodie.

Jerry is the owner/operator of International Floor Covering, but first and foremost he is daddy to his beautiful baby girl Makenzie.  As a new father Jerry has made running a family event.  He looks forward to continuing to run as along as he can.

Carlos "Cayo" Canales

Isabel Flores Stellema

RUNStrong Laredo Officers & Board of Directors


Selina Chavez


Krista Coffey

Board of Directors.

Mike Farias

Board of Directors.

Laura Garcia

Barbara Mendez


Barbara was born in Nuevo Laredo but has called Laredo her home for 38 years.  She has a wonderful husband who supports her many adventures and 2 amazing boys that teach her something new about life everyday. At the age of 19, she was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to study Skin Care & Massage Therapy in Barcelona, Spain. Today, she operates a home spa business that provides beauty care to some very amazing women.
Health & fitness has always played an important role in her everyday life. She is an avid runner, a yogi, fusion barre instructor, track and cross country coach at Mary Help of Christians School and her newest addiction is tennis!  

RUNStrong Laredo Past Board Members

Lily Farias


Krista is a busy mom who works as a manager at Ceva Logistics.  She fell in love with running when she and her husband Jerry joined RUNStrong Laredo.  Both her and her husband have made running a part of their family time.  Krista knows how important it is to instill good habits in children at an early age.

Selina Chavez is a licensed esthetician and part owner of Noni's Skin Care Clinic. Selina Has a BA of Science with an emphasis in Health and Fitness from the UTSA. The love of running was discovered in her adult life when she was asked to participate in Beach to Bay. Always interested in exercise the challenge was accepted and has loved running ever since. Training with her friends is what led to the love of running with a group and became proactive in getting friends together to run with.  After a few months of running together the non profit organization Runstrong Laredo was formed.  Selina hopes to stay active in the sport for as long as possible and hopes to be a good example for the youth

A native of South Texas,

Lily Farias is a Telecommunications Designer for AT&T and Realtor with Onyx & Associates Real Estate.  Her passion for running flourished in 2010 when she and her husband Mike Farias began running with RUNStrong Laredo.  RUNStrong Laredo was the perfect match since the group combined her love of running and giving back to the community.  In 2010 she trained for her first 1/2 marathon and since then has completed several races with the help of her RUNStrong Laredo family.

Kimberly Foster is a Speech-Language Pathologist, dog lover and self proclaimed advocate for all things four legged and furry. After many attempts and a lifelong love hate relationship with running, she joined the RUNStrong Laredo Couch to 5k program in May of 2015, then quickly became hooked, continuing with the 10k program then running her first half marathon in November of 2015. 

Kim Foster

Board of Directors.

Sylvia Olivares

Board of Directors.