Team Coaches


Millie Garcia
Millie is an avid runner and loves to help train women to do their first 5K. She has done several 5K, half marathons, and marathons. Millie has volunteered with Bel Inizio since 2017 and has been the Dress for Success team coach since Summer 2018.


Shelly Etzel
Shelly describes herself as “a wonderfully average” runner who loves introducing people to the spirit of running.  Her favorite thing about running is meeting new people and learning about everyone’s unique journey to their finish lines.  She has completed several 5ks, half-marathons, and full marathons and is always up for the next adventure. She has been volunteering with Bel Inizio since 2019 with the Santa Maria BAMBI program and Beyond the Finish Line.


Patricia Martin
Patricia, the Executive Director and Associate Controller for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is an avid runner and loves to participate in marathons, triathlons and 5K races. Patricia has volunteered with Bel Inizio since Spring 2018 and has been the Santa Maria team coach since Summer 2018. Patricia also serves on the Bel Inizio board as Treasurer.

Wellness Coaches


Rachel Huisman
Rachel, the chief wellness coach of Bel Inizio, is a registered dietitian and loves running. Rachel helped create and implement the first nutrition lessons for Bel Inizio and has been an active volunteer and Board Member since the Spring of 2013.

Kathy Gregory

Kathy Gregory
 Kathy, IIN Certified Wellness Coach and owner of KG Wellness, is a health enthusiast and sports mom. She provides one-on-one coaching, group coaching, workshops, and cooking classes to her clients. She has volunteered and offered guidance to the Bel Inizio staff and our clients with her daughter, Olivia since Summer 2016.