I ran my first marathon in 2004 and have since completed 8 marathons, 12 half marathons and numerous races at other distances. I ran shorter track distances through high school but turned to longer distances shortly after finishing college. I’m an active member of the East Valley Runners (EVR), based in Gilbert, AZ. I enjoy the simplicity and portability of running, and have enjoyed running in cities across the country and world. Running provides an outlet for me to continually challenge myself and push my body to its limits. Very excited to be a part of the Mesa-Phx Marathon ambassador community, a race that I’ve participated in as a runner and/or pacer since 2013. Looking forward to meeting more runners through this experience and continuing to give back to the sport I love.