Pacer Angel

Where are you from?

Burr Ridge IL

Current P.R.


Typical pace

9:30 per mile

Number of marathons




Favorite marathon

Marine Corps, Chicago


Running, Triathlon, yoga, weight training

Favorite Running Food

Honey stinger waffles

What are you reading now?

Broken Open by David Clark

Who do you train with?


Personal goals

Finish a marathon in all 50 states

A quotation you like…

Pray. Wait. Trust.

Why do you run?

Mental and physical health. I enjoy the peacefulness and the exertion. There’s a dichotomy in the run.

Describe your best marathon memory.

Finishing at the Bend Marathon, a kids race was also finishing. A young boy was crying and not enjoying the misty, chilly morning. I gave him my pacer flag to hold and he beamed and finished with me and his mom.

Why do you pace?

The people, the stories, the first timers, the experienced, the camaraderie, the community. I love it all.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

AT the Louisville marathon, I wasn’t actually an official pacer but ran with a first timer who had not run more than 13 miles in training. I encouraged him to stay right with me after 13 miles and got him to the finish line. He finished like he had just won the lottery. I’ll remember that pure joy forever.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

I’m consistent and entertaining. I have a lot of stories. The miles will fly by.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Run your own race. It’s helpful to stay with a pacer but only if it is within your comfort zone.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’ve been pacing the 9:30 pace group for the Chicago Marathon summer training for the last 3 years. I’m also a triathlon coach, personal trainer, group fitness instructor and accountant. We can find lots to talk about.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I do the bookkeeping for 2 churches.


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