Meet the Coach

 

I have a passion for teaching athletes the nuances of running, taking time to answer the what, when, why, and how of training and racing.  I believe smarter runners make faster runners.  I provid education and support through personal interaction via phone and email, website articles, and video conferences.

As an Army spouse and mother of three children, I understand the complicated dynamics of balancing training with life.  I find creative ways to accomplish training within your time constraints, decreasing stress while increasing the joy of running.

Certifications

  • Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Level 1 certified coach
  • NASM-CPT providing running-specific strength training to all levels of endurance athletes
  • TRX-STC certified coach
  • National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Accredited Interscholastic Coach (Track and Field)
  • National Youth Sports Coaches Association certified coach
  • Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach

Coaching Experience

  • 20 years of coaching experience.
  • Six years coaching high school track and cross country teams in Washington State.
  • Volunteer head track coach for Pee Wee track teams in Stuttgart, Germany and Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • Winter training sessions for high school runners, bridging the gap between the cross country and track seasons.
  • Experience training active duty military preparing for PT tests, Special Forces Q-Course, Ranger School, Dive School, BUD/S, and Airborne School.
  • Private running coach for individuals (beginner to elite athletes) in endurance distances, 5k to ultramarathon.

Athletic Highlights

  • Completed three ultra-marathons,  sixteen marathons, and numerous half marathons throughout the United States and Europe.
  • Eight-time Boston Marathon qualifier
  • Boston Marathon competitor: 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2020.
  • Women’s 4th place finished, All-American Marathon at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. March 2015.
  • Women’s marathon winner, Capital City Marathon in Olympia, Washington. May 2013.
  • Women’s Army Ten Miler qualification race winner, Fort Richardson, Alaska. May 2011 and 2012. Second place finisher in 2013.
  • Women’s ultramarathon winner, Equinox 40-mile Ultramarathon in Fairbanks, Alaska. September 2012.
  • Women’s second place finisher, Equinox 40-mile Ultramarathon in Fairbanks, Alaska. September 2011
  • Women’s third place finisher, Resurrection 50-mile Ultramarathon in Hope, Alaska. July 2012.

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