Board-Member Athletes

This month, the Contra Costa Lawyer is offering a lighter look at our members– focusing on our members who are also athletes, but did you know that some of your Board members are also athletes… or at least athletic?

Mika Domingo and Nicole Mills are two of the newest members of the Board.  Mika has been taking advantage of our close proximity to the Sierras by snowboarding for about 20 years.  She says “of course, it’s just for fun” but I’d say that counts, especially since she doesn’t just play in the snow…she is a year-round athlete.  She has also been playing golf for about 20 years ­–something she now shares with her husband, who has been golfing since he was a kid.

Nicole also enjoys athletic pursuits, but snowboarding?  Not so much. She is more of a walker, really, and has used that as an opportunity to benefit different charities.  She has done the Avon Walk against Breast Cancer twice (once at 60 miles and once at 40 miles) and is now focusing on the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital walks.  Although much shorter, the St. Jude walk is especially close to her heart because they treated her nephew last year when he was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric brain cancer.  Here’s something not everyone might know… St. Jude’s treats the sickest children in the country – and they do it for FREE.  No bills ever go to the families – not even for the housing, which they also provide.

Renée Livingston has also turned her love of walking into a way to give back.  She has focused her efforts on the 3-Day Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure, whose funds go toward breast cancer research, and for which she walked 60 miles in 3 days in 2007!  Not content to do just one thing, though, Renée also continues to enjoy barre-based workouts and swimming.

Finally, to learn more about the board member who is probably the most formally accomplished athlete, please make sure to read our larger feature article on Ericka McKenna!