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Run club brings early risers
to La Jolla Elementary
San Diego Unified School District

Students run for Health
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"Student Lap Tracker allows me to manage and keep records of timed running without compromising supervision. This is PE technology at its finest!”
Hovig Torigian, Physical Education Teacher
Bullard High School, Fresno USD
"Many of our schools are using Student Lap Tracker to manage our before-school walk/run programs. The system makes documenting the laps for each student a breeze and is motivating for them."
Brian Marshall, Superintendent
La Mesa - Spring Valley School District
"Keep moving every morning, keep it a habit and you’ll live a much happier, healthier life and everyone around you will feel it."
Kelly Samuels, Run Club Coordinator
Maryland Ave Elementary
“Students who participate in run club are ready to learn.”
Tammie Babbitt, 5th Grade Teacher
Murdock Elementary


Based in San Diego, Student Lap Tracker has been commercially available since early 2011. The system was originally created in 2007 when our founder was volunteered by his wife to help the morning running program at their elementary school. Since then, we have added team members and developed our product to provide best in class services.

Fundamentally, Student Lap Tracker is a tool for educators to motivate their students to exercise. We strive to provide a product that is not only useful on campus, but welcomed in the classroom as well.
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is the founder, CEO and solution architect of Student Lap Tracker. He is on a mission to help teachers with affordable technology and process optimization. Jim is a former IBMer who developed database, reporting and analytic solutions for clients such as Costco, Visa and Petco. His work for Alameda County won an IBM Smarter Cities Award. He earned his BA in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara and lives in San Diego with his wife and two sons.

Shelly Whelan is our Schools Coordinator and handles marketing and operations with a flourish. Our smooth onboarding process is thanks to Shelly's steady hand and attention to detail. As an athlete, she prefers tennis to running but is a firm believer in the benefits for children of all ages. She attended the University of San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego. Shelly is a rare native San Diegan, where she lives with her family.

Matthew Marksbury is a seasoned software professional who has played key roles in the design, development and implementation of enterprise level software solutions. His primary specialization focuses on high performance web sites and applications, usability and agile development methodologies, which have been instrumental in pushing the Student Lap Tracker platform forward. Matthew has a BS in Computer Science which he received from CSU Monterey Bay.

Cynthia Van Dinter is our Customer Support Representative extraordinaire. While she may be the newest member of the team, she is fast becoming an expert on the product and our users. She is is the running club coordinator at Avocado Elementary School in La Mesa, CA where she lives with her husband and two children.

Advisory Board

Becky Paradise is an Adapted Physical Education teacher in San Diego Unified School District where she has been teaching for over 30 years. Her dream is to increase meaningful physical activity for all children so that they are happy, healthy learners who continue to be physically active throughout their lives. She is actively involved in implementing action-based learning in the schools. She has been using Student Lap Tracker at Fletcher Elementary for 4 years and has seen incredible benefits to the school community as a result. Becky obtained her BA in Physical Education at San Diego State University and her Masters in Computers in Education. She is the parent of three adult daughters and resides in San Diego with her husband.

Benjamin Galdston serves on the board as a trusted business advisor and supporter of community-based fitness. Mr. Galdston is a competitive open-water swimmer and an avid but only moderately competent surfer. Mr. Galdston has been a licensed attorney since 2000, with a national litigation practice specializing in prosecuting securities fraud class actions and corporate governance matters on behalf of public pension funds and other institutional investors. Mr. Galdston previously founded a successful electronic discovery litigation support service in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and Oberlin College.

Brian Kick is the Director of Instructional Design & E-Learning Arts at the AVID Center. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. Previously, Brian taught high school science for seven years. When not working on ed tech projects, he enjoys working on his never-ending remodel, playing with his boys, and the outdoors. Brian also currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Helix Charter High School. Brian has a BS in Biology and MA in Education from San Diego State University and lives in San Diego with his wife and two sons.

Kevin Harris is the President and a Co-Founder of CureMetrix. Kevin's leadership in management and technology has guided several companies through key growth stages. In addition, he is active in the non-profit community and serves on the boards of Kids Korps USA (chair), Voices for Children and the San Diego Regional EDC. He is an avid runner and has run the AFC and La Jolla Half Marathons, and many 5K and 10K races. Kevin has a BS in Cognitive Science from the University of California San Diego. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two sons.

Michael McCafferty is a veteran serial entrepreneur with success in several startups, primarily with computers and software, and is the inventor/developer of the first contact management (CRM) software for the PC. After 7 years as founder, programmer and CEO, with hundreds of thousands of customers, two INC 500 awards, and 70 employees, the exit was rewarding. He mentors a select few entrepreneurs and serves as an advisor/board member with several startup businesses in Southern California. Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University (MD) in Accounting/Economics, and learned computers and software while a sales rep for IBM starting in 1964.