I live in Northern California with my three boys and two dogs.
I grew up in Houston, Texas, and also had the wonderful experience of living in London, England.
I am a proud member of the South Valley Running Club, a group of a fabulous people in Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy, California, who run at all levels. In 2009, I was named Runner of the Year by the South Valley Running Club, and in 2012 I was named Volunteer of the Year.
San Francisco (2005), Prague (2006), London (2007), Silicon Valley (2007, 2008), San Diego (2008), Top of Utah (2009), Bizz Johnson (2009), Boston (2010), Morgan Hill (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), ZombieRunner Bay Trail (2010), Napa Valley (2011), Tucson (2011), New Almaden Trail (2015)
Way Too Cool (2008, 2010), PCTR Sequoia (2009), Skyline Lake Chabot (2009), PCTR Muir Beach (2009), Quicksilver (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014), San Lorenzo River (2010, 2014), Santa Cruz Mountains (2010), Dirty Legs Relay (2011), PCTR Lake Chabot (2011), Coastal Crystal Springs (2011, 2012), Chuckanut (2013), Mt Tam (2013), Big Basin (2014), Born to Run (2015)
American River 50 (2009), The North Face Challenge San Francisco (2009, 2012), Tahoe Rim (2010, 2014), Bryce Canyon (2015)
Born to Run 100K (2011)
Rocky Raccoon 100-miler (2012), Pine to Palm (2015)
Beyond the Run
2012, 2013 President, SVRC
2012 Volunteer of the Year, South Valley Running Club
2010 Runner of the Year, South Valley Running Club
2010 Race Director, SVRC Mt. Madonna Challenge 6K, 12K, 18K Trail Run
2009 Assistant Race Director, SVRC Mt. Madonna Challenge 6K, 12K, 18K Trail Run
Became an RRCA Certified Running Coach in Nov. 2009
Selection Committee member for the REACH Youth Scholarship Program. The REACH Youth Scholarship Program has provided college funds to high school students over the past 12 years who have overcome adversity to excel in academics and sports. REACH stands for Recognizing Excellence, Adversity, Courage and Hard Work.
Former member of the Board of Directors of the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. Established in 1995, the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame honors those who have made extraordinary contributions in the sports world