Each week, 49ers.com gets to know two members of the 49ers Gold Rush. In this week's installment, we meet second-year member Marissa from Castro Valley, Calif., and Haley M., a rookie member from Farmington, Utah.
What's something our fans would be surprised to learn about you?
Marissa:I am a gymnast and can walk on my hands in a handstand!
Haley M.: I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd and have loved it from the very beginning. And I love card games!
How would you describe your style?
Marissa:My style is athletic, brightly colored, and beachy.
Haley M.:Comfy! Combat boots and flannel.
Walk us through a day in your life.
Marissa: A day in my life always begins with coffee. Next I spend the day teaching middle school students sports, fitness, social skills and so many fun things in their PE class. I love running so I often run a few miles on my lunch break at work. After school I am an advisor for students in a hip-hop dance club. Once I get home I usually work out, cook a healthy dinner, and depending on the evening may head out to either a slow pitch softball game, attend youth group as a leader for high school students, bible study or go to a yoga class to unwind.
Do you have any pets? Tell us about your favorite furry friends?
Marissa: I have a pet cockatiel bird that can whistle and dance!
Haley M.:YES!!! Paisley! My little shadow. She follows me everywhere and I'm obsessed with her. The spunkiest, sassiest, 6 pound yorkie you'll ever meet. And her favorite color is pink.
Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
Marissa: My parents have inspired me to have a hard work ethic in everything I do, and have shown me a supportive and loving example to follow.
What is your dream job?
Haley M.:Travel! So maybe a travel blogger. See the world, get paid for it, stay in places for free... Done!!
What have you learned from being a member of the Gold Rush?
Marissa: Being a member of the Gold Rush has taught me about the legacy of inspirational women that I am now so honored to be a part of. I have learned to be more positive, hardworking and to motivate others I am surrounded by.
Haley M.:That this is the most amazing team I could ever be a part of. It truly is a sisterhood. These are the most genuine, supportive, sweet, successful women and I am honored to get to stand on the sidelines next to them. It is an absolute privilege to wear this uniform and be a part of this team.
What do you like most about being a member of the Gold Rush?
Haley M.:The girls, the friendships, the coaches and the fans.
|**GOLD RUSH FAVORITES**|
|SONG||"House Party" - Sam Hunt||"Happily Ever After" - He is We|
|PHONE APP||Nike Training/Run Club||Amazon|
|**CHIPS**||Pita chips and hummus||Salt and Vinegar|
|TV SHOW||Dancing with the Stars||The Office|