Reality Rally Management Team

Who is behind all of this?

It takes a team. 
Without the skills, passion and the know-how
this event could not happen. 
Meet the Primary Team...

Click on the names below to learn more
about the people behind Reality Rally.
 

Gillian Larson
The Creator & Event Director
Judy Zulfiqar
Sponsorship & Marketing Director 
Corinna Coram
Executive Producer
Lily Holland
Celebrity Relations Coordinator
Kim Goodnough
Michelle's Place Executive Director 

RKR Marketing & Advertising

Webmaster

Michele Brewer
Sponsorship Coordinator 
Cheri Alston
Sponsorship Coordinator 
 

 

  

 

Gillian Larson
The Creator & Event Producer.

Motivational Speaker

She has lived in Temecula for 12 years.loves her town and that was part of her reason for creating this event. To highlight Temecula.    At age 3 she became addicted to adventure and challenge.
At age 13 she became addicted to making a difference in peoples lives.
At age 61 she became one of 8 over 60 to play on “Survivor” 
Retired after working as a registered nurse for 42 years in many clinical and management settings. In addition she has owned several businesses and organized many events. Gillian has never satisfied her appetite for adventure and travel despite her wide array of experiences throughout her 66 years. She has traveled through 46 countries and all but a few U.S. states, much of it backpacking. This adventurous "granny" can climb and rappel 4,000 foot mountains and swim with the Great Whites. Not only is she versatile, but she is competitive by nature and feels as though she was a perfect fit for the game of SURVIVOR, she applied 15 times and  never gave up . She always believed  she would one day be selected and was for Gabon. It turned out that her "dream" of getting on Survivor has become so much more by reaching thousands through her speaking engagements and in all the charity work she now does with her Celebrity.
Married 43 years to her husband, Ron, Gillian has three married daughters and seven grandchildren. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, she was awarded several academic and athletic honors. She now uses her Survivor celebrity to do good.  She does Motivational Speaking engagements and can be reached at www.gillianlarson.com . She has organized and participated in many fundraisers across the country. She received commendations from the California State and Senate for her volunteer work in 2011.
All of this became the backbone of her character and the life of Reality Rally.

She has been an integral part of many organizations and events and are too numerous to include here.

 

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CorinnaCorinna Coram
Executive Producer
Her role is in all the event logistics.
She is a highly effective networker and specializes in making relationships work.    She has owned her own businesses for over 20 years and has the sales, promotion and event planning  background that  allow her to oversee the development of a structured, effective and efficient fundraising entity.
Her strengths include over 15 years experience in creating, branding, producing and executing events.  She has a proven ability to meet deadlines and budgets.  Her excellent networking abilities allow her to build positive solid relationships towards the success of the project.  She is committed to organizing consistent and frequent communication.

Highlights:
Event Chairperson:
    * Old Town Temecula Association
    * Help Ride Bike Show & Music Festival
    * 2 Wheels 4 Hospice Poker Run, Youth Employment Expo
    * American Cancer Society Relay For Life
    * Great Oak High School Academic Leadership Society Foundation
    * Hillcrest Carden School Auction
    * Youth Employment Fair
    * Partners In Education
    * Jacob's House Marketing committee
    * Principal For A Day
    * 1st Annual Student Career Day
    * RCC Children’s Programs
    * RCC Ahlzeimiers support group
    * GO Concessions Coordinator
    * GO BINGO Coordinator
Volunteer Of The Year – 2007
Nominee for Citizen Of The Year – Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce - 2008

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Photo of Judy ZulfiqarJudy Zulfiqar
Sponsorship & Marketing

 

Judy Zulfiqar is the founder and President of RKR Marketing & Advertising      www.rkrmedia.com

Located in the heart of Southern California’s wine country between Los Angeles and San Diego , RKR has become one of the region’s leading advertising and marketing agencies. With more than 25 years of combined experience in graphic design, marketing, and public relations, RKR provides a wide variety of graphic design, printing and promotional products but specializes in electronic media marketing.  Judy Zulfiqar dedicates herself to the success of her business but also understands the importance of service above self in her community.  Judy is a member of the Rotary Club of Temecula where she serves as the director of Public Relations, has served on several non profit boards of directors and has been recognized as the Ambassador of the Year for the Temecula Chamber of Commerce, received the Heart 4 Humanity award from the Riverside County Race for Humanity, and was recognized as an Inland Empire Leader of Distinction.

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Photo of Kim GoodnoughKim Goodnough
Michelle's Place Executive Director

Having joined Michelle's Place as the first employee and Executive Director in 2004, it has been Kim's tireless passion for helping others that has allowed her to grow this non-profit breast cancer resource into the only organization of it's kind in the Inland Empire.  In 2009 alone, Michelle's place provided over 6,048 services to 925 women and those numbers are expected to be exceeded this year.  So far, Kim has implement the Care Coordinator Program, Breast Health Assistance Program and Pink Ribbon Assistance Program.  She also initiated one of our largest annual fundraisers – the Pink & Black Spring Fling event.

Kim is the Membership Chair for the American Business Women’s Association and in the past served as President of the Vista Guidance Center Foundation.  She  is also a member of the California Association of Non-profits, Association for Fundraising Professionals, American Marketing Association and Inland Empire Association of Non-Profits.

Kim holds a Bachelors of Arts degree (Advertising major with minor in Marketing) from San Diego State University.  Living in  Temecula, CA, with her husband and their three daughters,  Kim enjoys camping with her family, social events with family and friends, and cheering on her daughters who play softball.

 

lilyLily Holland

Celebrity Relations Coordinator

Lily joined Reality Rally as Lead Celebrity Handler Volunteer in our first year. She quickly became an integral and valuable member of the Production Team, and was recently promoted to the Executive Team as Celebrity Relations Coordinator as we move into our fourth year. Working closely with Gillian, Lily oversees all Star activities leading up to the event and all weekend at Reality Rally, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and that the Stars have a memorable time at our event. She works closely with all of the Celebrity Handler Team regularly to ensure the Stars have the best experience that they can every year. With her experience providing exit interviews for a reality website from Stars of Survivor, Big Brother and Amazing Race, Lily brings a natural talent to working with the Stars, facilitating a personal and professional relationship with each one, always mindful of their generous contributions to our charity. She constantly works at Celebrity connections to help find Stars who want to add their Celebrity to our event and have "Fun for Funds"

Lily moved to Temecula in 2000 with her husband and their two children. Diagnosed with Melanoma cancer in 2006, Lily knows first hand how receiving this difficult news can devastate a young family. Thankfully, her cancer was caught in time and removed with surgery. This experience has given Lily insight into the importance of having information and resources available to families in need, and drives her passion for Reality Rally and our wonderful charity, Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center.

 

Michele Brewer

Sponsorship Coordinator

Michele moved to Temecula 4 years ago from San Diego to live in a small, close community with her husband and daughter. She enjoys & promotes everything that Temecula has to offer. Michele is the Executive Assistant at RKR Marketing & Advertising. She is “The Girl Friday.” Michele is the hub of communication and sponsor relations.  She is responsible for all communication from the Reality Rally Temecula Valley team and the RKR team as well as for implementation and follow through of all time-lines and communication with the sponsors and the media outlets. She juggles dozens of projects at once for all of RKR's clients and always has everything we need right at her finger tips. She is a calming influence in "crunch time" of any project goes beyond the call of duty and always with a smile. All of this in Michele is "priceless"  to Reality Rally.   

  

 

Cheri Alston

Sponsorship Coordinator

Cheri's has 10 years of experience in the customer service industry. She prides herself on being actively involved in the community through church affiliations and other charitable organizations. She is dependable, compassionate, and dedicated to all aspects of her position. Cheri enjoys building relationships with the community to be able to offer assistance and sponsor relations to any organization that chooses RKR Marketing & Advertising as their guiding force behind their sponsor program or event. 

 

 


 

 

 

The Production Team

All events of this magnitude takes a large group of dedicated volunteers to make it happen. We have a Production Team of 40 major volunteers who are each responsible for one specific area. They spend endless hours putting together each part of the event to make it what is is. The Primary Team could not do it without them,so thank you all.    

In addition we had over 450 volunteers come from all over California, the US and Canada and 60 volunteer community Challenge Checkpoint Partners make it the premier fundraiser it is.   

 

                                   

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