I lovingly grew up in central New Hampshire surrounded by woods, rivers, rocks and trails. My childhood consisted of climbing trees, swimming, and running aimlessly in all the pursuits of a tireless rug rat. Exploration, adventure and discovery filled my days and defined who I am.
Dabbling in team sports such as baseball, basketball, and soccer never really kept my interest and my mind and body always wandered. I actually started running for a team my senior year in high school. Track and field had been dormant at my school for some time and we became pioneers with a team of 12. I thought I might be a distance runner, but really had no idea and tried everything; pole-vault; javelin; triple jump; hurdles; 400; 800; relays and the mile. It became obvious that I’d be running and not hurling objects, or myself through the air.
In college I was the only person on the track team. That didn’t last long and my interest soon swayed to other individual sports. I loved the speed and smoothness of rollerblading, the exhilaration of mountain biking, the flow of kayaking, and the balance, power of rock climbing. But through it all, I ran.
After running some races, relays, and marathons, I was introduced to the ultra. This is where I belonged. Back in the woods, cruising on trails, trouncing through rivers, scrambling over rocks, experiencing nature.
Joining a local trail running group (Trail Monster Running) and surrounding myself with like-minded people opened my eyes, and expanded my horizon to the world of ultra running. Over the next few years I tackled some exhilarating ultra races and during this journey I realized how enjoyable and fulfilling it is sharing experiences, knowledge, and the passions of running with others.
- 100 miles - 20:05:07 Vermont 100, 2012
- 50 miles - 7:37:43 Stone Cat 50, 2012
- 50k – 5:36:00 Big A 50k, 2011
- 26.2 – 2:56:09 Maine Marathon, 2012
- 10k – 36:32 Trails to Ales, 2012
- 5k – 18:12 5/5/2007