Danny Powers is an instructor and program manager at the University of California - Irvine, and comes from a long familial tradition of alcoholism. He has been sober since February 2014, and was inspired to get involved with Runwell after hearing the stories of ambassadors David Clark and Walter Bortman.
After a several-years-long battle with alcohol, which included countless broken promises, destroyed friendships and jail time, Danny found recovery and reclaimed his sanity, marriage, confidence and life. He credits addiction counseling, AA and a support system of family and friends with helping to secure and sustain his sobriety. In addition to a regular hot yoga practice over the last two years, Danny took up running in May 2015, spurred on by a challenge from a friend to run a half-marathon in Brooklyn, NY in December 2015. He has since signed up for the San Luis Obispo half-marathon in October, in addition to the Brooklyn Holiday Half, and will be running the LA full marathon in February 2016. He will also be running the Orange County Marathon in May 2016, and has aspirations to run an Ultra-distance race by the end of that year, being mildly obsessed with ultra-endurance athletic events such as the 4 Desert Series and Badwater 135.
Danny lives in Capistrano Beach, California with his wife Laura and son Phineas.