I have been an outdoor endurance athlete since high school. I raced cross country skiing in high school, college, and as an adult. I have competed in running races including trail, road and cross country. I have finished 4 trail races of 100 miles or more, winning the Fat Dog 120 mile in 2017 and placing 2nd in the Cascade Crest 100 mile in 2014. I have extensive experience climbing rock, ice and alpine routes in the Cascades and other ranges. I will be 52 when I attempt the Human Powered Bulger Project, and although I am not as spry as I once was, I still love to spend long days in the mountains. I am a high school science teacher, cross country and track coach at Ellensburg High School, and coach of the Ellensburg Ski Team
I am a Washington local who has been captivated by mountains for as long as I can remember. I was introduced to the Cascades backpacking with my family as a toddler. Since then, I have made it my goal to spend as much time in the mountains as possible. I spend my playtime mountain running, ski mountaineering, climbing, and mountain biking. I will be 23 when I attempt the Bulgers.
I have been adventuring in the mountains since I could walk. In high school I competed in cross country, track and field, and represented the Pacific Northwest in four Junior National Championships. I also set school records in the 1600, 3200 and 5k. I went on to run DI collegiate cross country, and am currently a software engineer, climber, and Dartmouth Mountaineering Club leader. I will be 23 when I attempt the Bulgers.