As a kid, I just ran for run and fitness while playing hockey. After hockey ended for me, I ran for stress relief and did my first organized race at the ripe old age of 27.
From there, I moved on to adventure racing and dabbled at some coaching on the side. I was introduced to ultra trail running when I moved to the Swiss Alps for work and balanced a corporate job with racing and coaching runners preparing for various distances.
Helping others find a way to reach their potential was such a powerful experience that it lead to me leaving corporate life and heading to grad school in order to improve my knowledge on the science of endurance sports.
I have run ultras at a variety of distances and have also done some multi-day events and stage races in various countries around the world.
It never gets easier, you just get stronger.
My Coaching Style / Methodology
Alongside an M.S. in High Altitude Exercise Physiology, I also hold a sport nutrition certification. Being an ultrarunner and a science nerd, I enjoy taking an evidence-based approach to training that is suited to the unique physiology and lifestyle of every athlete that I work with.
Athletes can expect a common-sense approach to training that fits in with their lives. Running and training is supposed to be fun, so balancing that with a busy lifestyle is key to making that happen.