Hometown- Gillette, Wyoming
Current Home- Flagstaff, Arizona
Education- Human Biology at Stanford University (Exercise Physiology and Nutrition)
Work- The Run SMART Project
Running- HOKA One One, Team Run Flagstaff Pro
Mentors/Coaches- Jack Daniels, Mike Smith, Vin Lananna, Dena Evens, Terrence Mahon, Orville Hess
I grew up in the rugged ranching community of Gillette Wyoming. For most of my childhood you could find me on a horse at a rodeo or with a basketball at the gym. Out of curiosity I tried a season of cross-country and fell in love with the difficulty and freedom of running. Eventually my newfound running addiction landed me at Stanford University to study Human Biology and train and compete for the Cross Country and Track and Field Programs. Those years were incredibly rich and formative in who I have become as a person, professional and athlete.
Shortly after graduating I moved to Mammoth Lakes to try my hand in the professional running realm. After a lot of setbacks and difficulty I had to step away from the sport for awhile. Somewhere along the way I found solace and healing in the small mountain community of Flagstaff Arizona and decided to turn my passion for the sport towards helping others reach their own running and health goals as a coach. Eventually I was able to battle my way back to being healthy and resume training and racing. In recent years I have transitioned from road and track racing to a new adventure in mountain/trail racing. I couldn’t be happier to be back out on the trails again! I consider myself very blessed to have a long and rich relationship with the sport of running and consider it a gift to be able to share that with others as they work towards their own training and health aspirations.
Currently I work for Hypo2 Sport Performance Center and The Run SMART Project, represent Nike as a member of the Nike Elite Trail Team and am also a member of Team Run Flagstaff Pro. More than anything I love adventuring around the mountains and canyons of Northern Arizona. You can usually find me out on a beautiful trail or catching a sunset/sunrise ski on the San Francisco Peaks.
Two-time NCAA 10,000m champion
NCAA 10,000m record holder
2007 USA 20 km champion
USA Olympic Trials 10,000m 4th place finisher
2015 Transvulcania Sky Running- 4th place
2014 North Face 50 mile Championships- 6th place
2013 Flagstaff Sky Race 39k Champion
2013 Moab Red Hot 33k Champion
2012 TransRockies Individual Champion
PR’s: 5,000m: 15:25, 10,000m: 32:19