About the Girl

Hi, I’m Bree.


I’ve always found “About” pages awesome to read (because everyone has a different story) and incredibly difficult to write (because how do I sum up my story?!). So, who am I?

  • I’m a 30-something San Diegan.
  • I first used Bleach226 when my parents got AOL when I was 13.
  • I’ve lived in California my entire life (unless you count that college semester abroad).
  • Dolphins have been my favorite animal since I was seven.
  • I went to the University of San Diego and majored in getting minors.
    • I mean, I majored in History and minored in Media Studies, Religious Studies, and Philosophy.
    • I use my degrees online more than in my job.
  • I’ve worked at the same non-profit since I graduated from college.
    • Naturally, my job involves a lot of science and math. #thankscollege
      • I love pivot tables and analysis. Yes, I’m a nerd.
  • I love ice cream and energy drinks more than I should.
  • I danced growing up and cheered a bit in middle school and high school. I hated working out alone.
    • I fell in love with group fitness after college and became a Les Mills instructor.
      • I’m certified to teach BodyFlow (BodyBalance if you’re outside the US), Sh’Bam, and CXWorx.
    • I joined Team In Training and completed my first endurance event.
  • I don’t like running and I’m not fast. Also, I don’t like working out alone.
    • Naturally, I’ve completed an Olympic distance triathlon (that has a 10K run at the end), five 10Ks, one 8-Miler, and nine half marathons. #lifeisfullofcontradictions
      • I’m marking my 10th half marathon in March 2018 in San Diego.
    • My 10K PR is 1:12:48 (twice; with identical 5K splits). My half marathon PR is 2:31:50. I’m aiming so hard for sub 2:30 half.
    • Registered for my first marathon! Rock N Roll San Diego on June 3, 2018!
      • Oh, and my first 5K too! It’s the day before. Because, #medals?
  • Obviously, I have fully embraced the hashtag even when it’s totally useless. 😉 Also, sometimes I verbalize punctuation.
  • I’m an unapologetic Disney fan,
    • I do most of my running BECAUSE of Disney and AT Disney. I live for the mini racecation.
    • I’ve recently let my Disneyland AP expire in favor of a hopeful trip to Disneyland Paris (obviously a race or three included) in the future. Also, because there’s no west coast runDisney right now. Also, because construction.
  • I live in mostly shades of blue, teal, and mint. Purple gets an honorable mention.
  • I run a photography business.
    • You can find most of my client work on Facebook.
    • My personal photo projects can usually be found on Instagram (heavily featuring beaches and Disney). Select photos are available for sale on Etsy. I used to be really good at updating my Flickr and my blog. Key words: used to. Social media, am I right?
    • I have a habit of hiding behind the camera at most events and can spend full days walking around taking pictures.
  • Speaking of social media though, I’m on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram separate from my photography. Let’s be friends!
    • I wrote my college honor’s thesis about social media. I like to think I was ahead of my time.
  • I finally joined the new world and got a Kindle this year. I’ve read more books this year than I’ve read in a long time and I love it. #onceabookwormalwaysabookworm
  • I love to plan and use my Google calendar, Siri reminders, and paper planner on a daily basis. I started bullet journaling in 2017 and I love how I can make it work FOR me.
  • I’m a proud Momentum Jewelry Brand Ambassador Alum and basically wear their jewelry daily!

It’s nice to meet you.

I can be reached by email here.