I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and ran competitively since High School, and continued to race cross country and track into college. After my collegiate years, I explored the Sierras and fell in love with trail running. In 2015 I connected with the trail running community in Lake Tahoe California. They embraced me as part of their trail running family and suggested trail racing would be fun! I ran my first ultra in 2015 at Way Too Cool 50k and knew the moment I crossed that finish line greeted by my trail running family there was no going back... Since then I've learned the skills to race in mountainous terrain such as Speedgoat 50k, "flowy", fast single track like Lake Sonoma 50 miler and uphill specific races such as Pikes Ascent. Placing 1s CR, 1st and 2nd respectively.