Shelia is a 5-time USA National Champion in the Heptathlon and a 2-time Olympian. Discipline, drive, commitment and achievement are at the very core of Shelia's many talents. As a college student, while training and competing around the world, she graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature. That same commitment and drive continued as she then went on to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and then again in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Since then Shelia has added to her career by inspiring and teaching other champions. As the Director and Head Coach of Track and Field at San Diego State University, she has coached World Championship competitors, NCAA individual champions, NCAA All-Americans and Mountain West conference champions. She recently returned from Doha, Qatar where she coached two US Athletes at the 2019 World Championships. Shelia has known Rich Christensen, the creator of FOOTSPEED, for over 20 years. Over the years Rich often reached out to Shelia regarding various concepts and projects. When Rich presented Shelia with the idea of FOOTSPEED, she knew instantly that it was special. With all of her experience, she believes that FOOTSPEED is the breakthrough idea that the athletic industry has been looking for. Shelia has committed herself to making FOOTSPEED the newest and most exciting addition to the world of sport!
Television, entertainment and physical fitness have been lifelong passions for Rich. After earning a degree, in Radio and Television, from the University of Northern Iowa, Rich headed to New York and started his career as an intern on the long-running soap opera "Another World". He then moved to Los Angeles where he spent the next 15 years becoming one of L.A.'s top professional fitness trainers. Rich also kept creating, producing and selling ideas for Television shows: "Nascar: Uncut" for ESPN, "Listener" for Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, "PINKS", "PINKS: ALL OUT", "Drag Race High" and "Pass Time" for the SPEED Channel, and "Won and Done" for MavTV. When PINKS first started, they literally could not afford to hire a Host, so Rich was forced to give it a try. Over the next several years he became among the most recognized TV personalities in all of Motorsports around the world. He also never stopped developing ideas around fitness, and Track and Field. After decades of development the idea for a new sport... FOOTSPEED was born. Rich created FOOTSPEED to be the most inclusive and fun sport on the planet, while also delivering the message of health, wellness, and the joy of athleticism to all.