Where are you from?

Spokane, WA (0riginally)

Current P.R.

1:57:31 (1/2) 4;28;15 (full)

Typical pace

Racing:  9-.  Easy pace:  10:30

Number of marathons

2 full , 6 1/2’s


Sign language interpreter

Favorite marathon

MB marathon


What else would I do besides run?

Favorite Running Food

HUMA gel

What are you reading now?

Not a big reader.

Who do you train with?

Frank Pepp (coach)

Personal goals

Work on PR a full marathon, get national interpreter certification finish.



A quotation you like…

Run super easy on recovery days and kill it on the hard days.

Why do you run?

To deal with stress, stay in shape, help have time to think and enjoy the outdoors. 

Describe your best marathon memory.

I had a great first full  marathon.  After struggling with the typical “wall” between miles 18-23, my coach showed up to run the last 2 miles with me.

Why do you pace?

I like getting more experience with the distance at an easier pace and also to help others accomplish their goals.  I know what a big difference a good pace team can make in a first 1/2 or full.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

I had a great time pacing a 1/2 last year in May.  It was very relaxed and enjoyable.  I was able to help several people achieve a sub 2:30 1/2 and also ran with another pacer who taught me all about pacing.


Why should someone run in your pace group?

I try to be accurate and also fun.  I’m able to talk conversationally with people at the pace I am running.  I definitely have a lot of 1/2 experience and can relate to concerns many runners would have.  I’m also able to encourage people along the way.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Don’t stress too much about your watch—that’s my job.  Its always great to hang with a pace group if you are trying to achieve your time goal and then have enough left in the tank to race ahead at the end and maybe get a PR.  If you fall back a little, you can always make it up at some point.  Save the fast for the very end when it counts the most and you’ll have a good experience.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I love dogs and cats and enjoy spending time with my 3 pets.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

None currently


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