Liliana Pickens graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature. She then went to work with a food distribution company, where she spent 20 years working as a purchasing agent. Today, she is the Team Leader of Keller Williams Legacy Realty in Kissimmee, Fl.

In 2007 Liliana started running, which changed her life in ways she never expected. In 2011 Liliana ran her first marathon and that sparked the need to help others in their running journey. In 2013 Liliana was certified as a running coach, through RRCA. In 2014, Liliana created the Lake Nona Run Club in an effort to bring the community together through running. Today, Lake Nona Run Club has over 100 athletes that are not only crushing their athletic goals with Liliana’s guidance, but are also making a difference in their community with volunteer efforts.

In 2018 Liliana co-founded Brincando El Charco Entertainment. Brincando El Charco’s mission brings Liliana to her Puerto Rican roots. Through conversations via podcast and community events she gets to talk to the Puerto Ricans around the world that had to leave home, as she once did. Preserving traditions, creating community and impacting Puerto Rico from afar are at the heart of this project.