Member since 2018
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Current city: Portland, OR
Occupation: PhD student/research scientist
Best running experience: I love exploring new cities through running – being able to catalog my travel experiences in the context of running is so special. Recounting the places I’ve seen through my running shoes is easily the best unexpected perk of being a runner.
I have a pair of running shoes that I use exclusively when I travel – they fit in a carry-on – and over the last 5 years those shoes have run in 9 countries, on three continents, and in at least a dozen of states.
Best racing experience: My favorite race was my first collegiate 5K on the track. There was nothing special about the race, I don’t even remotely remember my finishing time or place, but I loved running those 12.5 laps with my teammates. It was on our home track, pouring rain (hello March in Portland), and I felt speedy coming from cross-country 5Ks. I fell in love with track for the first time during that race as a stand-alone sport and not just a way to stay fit for cross-country.
Passions outside of running: I love spending time outdoors with my wife and our two dogs, Sam and Huxley! We love backpacking, hiking, lounging in a hammock, or frolicking on the beach on the Oregon Coast. When I’m too exhausted from running to play outside, I love my life as a scientist. I’m highly curious and spending time at the bench is a fantastic creative pursuit, and happily I’m paid for my passion!
Favorite post-run meal:
Post-long run: St. Honoré pastry and coffee
Post-race: Stepping Stone french toast, eggs, and a biscuit
5K – 18:52, Linfield Jenn Boyman 2015
10K – 41:13, NWC Championship 2015
Half Marathon – 1:34:11, Holiday Half 2019
Marathon – 3:14:59, Mesa Marathon 2020