Salem Stanley is the president and founder of Vacation Races. He has been in the race event industry for about 5 years, 3 of those have been founding the National Park Half Marathon Series. The series was started as Salem was earning his MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from Brigham Young University. Salem has been a lifelong athlete running track and playing football at the collegiate level. He grew up in southern Utah just outside Zion National Park but currently resides in San Diego.