Saturday Spotlight- Karen Harte

Name: Karen Harte
Age: 43 only for few more weeks
Hometown: West Islip
Current Town: West Islip
Family: Husband-Marty 4 Children- Cameron(13),Ryan(12), Megan(11),Madison (10) & Maisy (2 year old Chocolate Lab)

​​After I said yes to our amazing leader Lou to do this I thought what am I doing I hate writing, am typically an introvert and my time is certainly limited with 4 kids and a hyper dog but since its summer so I’m not working here it goes… Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Michael Bauer

Name: Michael Bauer
Nicknames: Mike or Bauer
Age: 35
Hometown: East Patchogue, NY
Current Town: Holtsville, NY
Occupation: Sr. Data Analyst at Sedgwick
Marital Status: Single

When Lou first approached me about being Warrior of the Week, I was a bit shocked. I have been an official member of Selden Hills for less than a year, most of it either avoiding the hills to train or not being able to run due to injury. But by the time I accepted this honor, I realized that there is still a story to tell. This is despite such a short history with all of the Warriors and with running in general, as I’ve only been running for less than two years. Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Jason Taylor

Name: Jason Taylor
Nicknames: Jay; Satan, DBag and a couple that I should not say in this forum
Age: 44
Hometown: Greenlawn but now in Medford
Marital Status: Single
Pet: I had Orgazmo and Chodaboy (cats) for 16 years but they both passed away in the past couple years
Occupation: Investigative Auditor; High School / JHS Track & Field Official

I want to start by thanking Lou for giving me the opportunity to be the Warrior of the Week. I am extremely shy at first. Talking about myself this week will take me outside my comfort zone but over the last couple of years I’ve forced myself to try things such as taking ballroom dancing lessons and going to San Diego by myself for a Spartan Race. Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Chris Sacco

Warrior of the Week:
Name: Chris Sacco
Age: 47

Hometown: Stony Brook, NY

Current Town: Holtsville, NY

Marital Status: Happily married for 21 years-Joanne
Children: Gina – 14 years old and Anthony – 9 years old

Occupation: Controller for TYR Sport, Inc. / Swimwear Anywhere

Favorite Kicks: Saucony

I will start with a thank you to Lou LaFleur for all that he does for the Selden Hills Warriors. I’m honored to be named the Warrior of the Week. I have been a Warrior since October 2017. Coincidentally, my first Selden Hills run took place on my 47th birthday. Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Marc Saffren

NAME: Marc Saffren
AGE: 48
NICKNAME: Marco, Marcus, Saff
HOMETOWN : Sayville
CURRENT TOWN: Manorville

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Unmarried “Married” and live with my Girlfriend Kerrie an amazing woman, Registered Nurse and fellow Runner

CHILDREN : Ava-16, Matthew- 11, Georgia- 9

PETS: 2 dogs, Princess Leia and Chewbacca

OCCUPATION: Founder and partner of 2 growing consulting companies that work in the area of philanthropic planning and non profit management.

FAVORITE SONG: Chattanooga Lucy- Eric Church, Tom Sawyer- Rush

FAVORITE KICKS: Currently New Balance Fresh Foam… but that could change in 300 miles or so!

Having only been a member for a year I was a little tentative about accepting the Warrior of the Week but how do you say no to Lou? Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Rebecca Cypher

Name: Rebecca Cypher
Nickname: Becs or Becca
Age:27
Hometown: Port Jefferson Station
Current town: Bellport
Occupation: Private piano and vocal teacher; owner and operator of Musical Journeys

I am very honored that Lou asked me to be WOTW and hope that my story and what running means to me will resonate with and encourage someone! It’s not always easy to share the things that made you who you are but, to quote Brene Brown’s definition of courage, “Courage is telling the story of who you are, with your whole heart.” Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Joseph Tortorella

NAME: Joseph Tortorella
AGE: 41
NICKNAME: J.T or Pasta ( when I was a kid on Sunday, I would have to leave friends early for spaghetti dinner)
HOMETOWN : Shirley
CURRENT TOWN: Yaphank
MARITAL STATUS: Married ( Charlotte)
CHILDREN : Daniel (10) Madeline ( 4months)
PETS: Jake ( border collie ) and running buddy
OCCUPATION: Police officer ( NYPD)
FAVORITE SONG: Anything from the chili peppers
FAVORITE KICKS: New balance fresh foam vongos

* I apologize for starting my Saturday post on Friday night, but I have a 4 month old that just started teething and I’m not sure what Saturday will bring after I get back from my run 🙂 *

I’m not the best at writing about myself but Lou had asked me earlier if I would be warrior of the week one time. I replied back with not yet but eventually. So here we are… Read more