I ran track and cross country in High school in Missouri and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.  This will be my 8th year coaching in the NDA CC program.
I ran my first marathon in Chicago in 1995 (1yr + 1day before my first child was born).   I took 10 years off from racing, but not running to raise children.  I ran the Little Rock, Arkansas marathon in 2007 placing 3rd in my division and qualified for the Boston marathon which I ran in 2008.  I’ve also competed and medaled as part of a women’s team in the Chicago Triathlon for multiple years.
My husband Jon and I have been married for 28 years and have 3 children: Ruth a UW-Madison graduate, Jack who is studying in La Crosse, and Ava a freshman at Marquette.