I have always been an athlete; you name the sport and I’ve played it! Volleyball was my main sport growing up but during university I took up running. In 2008 I ran my first half-marathon in Vancouver and was hooked. The following year I ran my first marathon and the year after that, my first ultramarathon. I’ve since run over 20 ultramarathons, 3 marathons and countless 25km and half-marathons on both road and trails. I’ve been lucky enough to run and race in some incredible places worldwide, including: Wales, Sweden, the Grand Canyon, and Poland. I think that’s what I love most about running; the amazing places it takes me and the wonderful people I meet along the way. There is nothing better than getting out to play on the trails; a veritable adult-oriented obstacle course of rocks, roots and creeks. This is not only my stress relief, but a near-daily spiritual journey.
In addition to running and racing, I teach running clinics for Kintec and Grouse Mt. I love passing on my love and knowledge of the sport to others; whether new to running in general or new to a specific distance. My passion for sports, health and wellness and my educational background in biomechanics help me motivate people to get outside and be active… all in a smart manner. This spring I am leading a group of runners on a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim crossing of the Grand Canyon.