Previously from: Lowville, NY
Personal Motto/Inspiration: #DontForgetToPlay
How long have you been a runner? Started running at age 12 in junior high, so 16 years now. I’m not sure if anything specific inspired me to run trails. I just remember hiking with friends and having this burning desire to run down the steep, rocky, technical trails that we were walking on. That was in NY and everyone there thought I was crazy, so I moved out here and joined up with my fellow RMR fools.
Happiest running moment: Finishing my first 100 miler, the 2012 Cascade Crest 100 in 2nd place & getting to share the highs and the lows with a couple close fiends.
Proudest running accomplishment: Watching one of my clients (Trent Beachy) finish his first 100 miler, the 2014 Leadville 100. Only those who know him can understand what went into that race and could truly feel the emotion him cross the line. Probably the only time running has literally put tears in my eyes. The ultimate proud coach moment.
Favorite local running route: Fern Canyon trail to Bear Peak – Laps preferably.
Favorite distance: 100M
Favorite race: Still searching for it.
If you could lace up your shoes and go for a run anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Himalayas – I want to know what it feels like to run above 20,000′.
2015 Goals: Chase the US Sky Ultra title, Top 10 in World Sky Ultra
Dreams: Make running a legitimate, life long career.
When I’m not running I’m… eating… or coaching, rock climbing, & tending to my garden (so I can eat some more).
Uphills or Downhills? Love them both until I don’t… then I run the flats for a day.
Favorite post-run beer: Porters & Stouts – “Mix a 6”
I am a Rocky Mountain Runner because… I went running one day and it just kind of happened…
Bonus: I am a coach, so if anyone is looking for training guidance or biomechanics help contact me via email – email@example.com