Growing up in Southwest Montana, I developed a love for all things outdoors early in my life; from downhill skiing to hiking, about the only thing I didn’t do or enjoy was running. It wasn’t until a sidelining ski accident gave me a recovery goal of completing my first 5k did I discover my passion for the sport and the awesome running community. I have come to enjoy the pure simplicity of running along with the awareness, mindfulness and challenges that it brings in being able overcome physical and mental hurdles. Most importantly I make sure to keep my running FUN and part of a healthy balanced lifestyle. When I’m not running or enjoying the great outdoors of the PNW, I am a career airplane geek as an engineer in the aerospace industry as well as a private pilot and try to go fly as much as I can.