Barbara Christensen Assistant Coach

Hi! I am Coach Babs. This will be my first year as an assistant coach with WeRock. I am so excited to be part of this program and to support, guide and run alongside these kids. A little bit about me – I grew up just outside Portland, Oregon and have always loved being outdoors. Having three brothers and no sisters – I am no stranger to camping, fishing, hiking, sports and more sports. I love it all! I moved to California in 2002 for a summer job and then never left – have been here ever since! My husband and I have three sons and we are as busy as ever keeping up with all of their activities – we love it.

What’s my history with We ROCK?

My oldest son joined WeRock last year as a 7th grader. We had never heard of the program before and I was blown away! I love this program and that it truly does inspire and push kids to not only reach their goals, but push past them. My son, not only, got stronger physically, but he has gained a kind of confidence I never expected. I love that and want to help other kids achieve greatness as well.

It is always fun to hear a coaches race history

I was never a runner growing up. When I was pregnant with my second son, I had a friend ask me to start running with her because she needed a running partner. Next thing I knew, I was running the Palos Verdes Half Marathon, four months after my son was born. That was my very first race and I was addicted. Since then I have run countless 5ks, 10ks, a handful more half marathons, done Ragnar relay races and even did a relay Iron Man! Running brings me so much joy!