Michelle Cloud and Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is one of the most respected physical activity-based positive youth development programs for girls in the United States. Girls on the Run International was founded in 1996 by former educator, counselor, and Ironman triathlete, Molly Barker. Today, there are over 220 councils in North America, and Southern Utah is one of the newest council additions. Since its inception, the organization has engaged over 1 million girls and 300,000+ volunteers.

Michelle says: “As a child, I was surrounded by so many confident girls, but as we all got older, I started to hear “I can’t do it, I’m not good enough.” Girls were starting to lose faith in themselves and believed they were not capable of completing tasks. I wanted to be a part of an organization that would change that mentality in young girls, especially for my children. That’s when I found Girls on the Run.”

Girls on the Run Southern Utah is in its fifth season. They have provided programs at several elementary and intermediate schools and Washington City Community Center. Their goal is to expand their program to all elementary school across Washington and Iron Counties.

The Girls on the Run Southern Utah program meets twice per week for ten weeks in elementary schools, parks, and community centers around Southern Utah. Each 90-minute session is led by specially trained volunteer coaches. Dash lesson is designed to help girls overcome issues such as: body image, negative self-talk, resisting peer pressure, gratitude, gossip, nutrition, substance abuse, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community.

Running is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of the ten-week program, the girls participate with their families and friends in a celebratory non-competitive Girls on the Run 5k event.


About Michelle:
Michelle has been in real estate and with ERA for 2 years and is doing a great job! Michelle strives to guide her clients through the real estate transaction with comfort. She has a background in the large corporate world (Banking) and she uses the skills she honed there to help her clients achieve their dreams!

“I chose Real Estate as a career because I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I’m passionate about serving others and volunteer often in our community. I’m a member of Washington County Board of Realtor’s tour committee, Leadership Dixie class of 2017-18, Board chair of Girls on the Run Southern Utah and a member of the Hurricane City Planning Commission.”

About ERA Brokers:
ERA Brokers Consolidated is a brokerage infused with proprietary real estate technology. As part of Brokers Holdings, the organization operates commercial and residential brokerages in Utah and Nevada. With over 300 agents and staff, the combined operations closed over 3,000 transactions worth nearly $1 billion in value in 2017, and manages more than $250 million in assets for its clients.