Michaela is a former collegiate athlete and immediately become passionate about the impact mentorship has on a community. Throughout her career, Michaela has always found a way to create an impact, both through her time at the LA Dodgers and as a volunteer with Women in Sports and Entertainment. Now, as the Director of Ready, Set, Gold!, Michaela brings a unique and powerful energy to the Southern California area and is committed to building champions in life through sport.
John is a five-time Olympic swimming medalist with four gold and one silver medal. Naber won four gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Each of those victories was swum in world-record time. One of Naber’s gold medals was for the first 200 meter backstroke swam in under two minutes, and his winning time of 1 minute and 59.19 seconds set a world record that stood for seven years. His world record of 55.49 second in the 100 meter backstroke also stood for seven years. Following his swimming career, Naber began working as a sports broadcaster, a motivational speaker, and a professional writer.
After working nearly 20 years in an organization that allowed for personal and professional growth, it is time to take on the next challenge in my leadership journey. With a strong passion for sports, youth and healthy living, I am looking forward to building healthier communities with the Clif Bar team! When your life's passions and values align with work, your career becomes purposeful, rewarding, and a lot of FUN!
John started swimming at the relatively late age of eleven and quickly moved through the ranks, making the 1980 Olympic Team before he even had his driver’s license. Unfortunately, the United States boycotted the Moscow Games due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. has produced hundreds of hours of television for major networks such as CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX, plus cable channels Discovery, TLC, VH1, ESPN and HBO. John’s highest professional honor was winning three Primetime Emmy Awards while producing seven seasons of The Amazing Race.
Over the course of the last decade, Giddeon has been one of the best American track sprinters on the domestic and international race circuits. Giddeon believes at the core of any good coaching and programing philosophy, is the ability for an athlete to find the enjoyment in what they’re doing. With any well thought out choice, it’s important to determine what your goals are and what it will take to achieve them. If it’s worth achieving it will require accountability, determination, and followthrough, while remembering why you began down that path.
Bill’s career has been focused in Finance, gaining an in-depth knowledge of global markets in engineering, aerospace and automotive industries. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Smiths Group and Spectris and a lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management. In addition, he was CFO at GKN plc in the UK, as well as CEO of Propulsion Systems and CFO of the Aerospace business. Prior to that, Bill spent 30 years at TRW Inc. He holds a BA in Economics and an MBA, both from UCLA.