Achilles LA Directors

Christina Swanson

Christina is from Richmond, Virginia but LA has been home for the past 7 years. While gymnastics was
her main sport growing up, Christina also ran track in both middle school and high school, where her
love for running began. Christina has always been passionate about working out and health. In fact,
running outside is her favorite form of exercise. Christina joined Achilles in Spring 2019 and has run
various races as an Achilles guide, including the LA marathon. Through her role as Leader of the Los
Angeles chapter, Christina hopes to grow the LA Achilles community and promote an inclusive
environment for all.

Jake Simon

Jake is honored to volunteer as a Guide and Leader of the Los Angeles Achilles chapter. Born and raised
in Los Angeles, Jake is a big Dodgers and Angel City FC fan. He began his distance running journey in high
school with Students Run LA and has since completed 14 full marathons (and counting). He enjoys
traveling and experiencing new places by taking in the new sights in a good pair of running shoes. He
hopes to continue building AchillesLA into a strong community of support and motivation where we can
inspire each other to achieve our goals.