Meet Our Staff

 Meet Our Staff

 Jeff Henderson - since 2008

Current Shoe: Hoka One One Speed Instinct on trail, New Balance Vongo on the road

Favorite Run Experience: Trail Ultras for sure. Loved XC growing up, so now that I weigh 60 pounds more than my HS and collegiate competition weight, the trails are a great place to beat my body up a bit! Still love running the roads. Occasionally, I trick myself into believing I can keep up with Dave "Hot Wheels" Calvert.

Why did you start running? My older brother Andy started running when I was 9. I wanted to do whatever he was doing, so naturally I started running. HATED it. But he forced me to keep going. Not much has changed 30 years later.


Aaron Mack - since 2012

Current Shoe: New Balance 1400

Favorite Run Experience: Trail...crushed limestone. Blendon Woods, Blacklick Metro Park and Antrim Lake just to name a few.

When/Why did you start running? Freshman Year of HS...Track

 


Steve Bush - since 1997

Current Shoe: Adidas Supernova

Favorite Run Experience: Trail Running, Loved running in the Ultra community for 15 yrs, now happy to be able to still run trails.

When/Why did you start running? 1970 / X-COUNTRY High School

 


Dave Calvert - since 2008

Current Shoe: New Balance 1500

Favorite Run Experience: I prefer road over trail and really enjoy training for full marathons.

When/Why did you start running? December 2006, I started running to become more active. 

 


 Barry Mcdonald - since 2006

Current Shoe: Adidas Boston

Favorite Run Experience: Trail.

When/Why did you start running? To meet a girl in Atlanta in 1975.

 


Kristen Gillenwater - since 2012

Current Shoe: New Balance Zante

Favorite Run Experience: Anything with a great running partner

When/Why did you start running?ran in school but took it up again as a time to be alone when I was a stay-at-home mom.



Bill Weston - since 1993

Current Shoe: Hoka Speed Instinct

Favorite Run Experience: I love to run trails.

When/Why did you start running? My mother would have said when I was I was two, I would say around 1976.

 


Kim Savon - since 2013

Current Shoe: Brooks Cascadia

Favorite Run Experience: Trail running is my favorite by far-all of the elements of nature's challenges and gifts are exhilarating! Still, all types and distances have their own transformational qualities. Racing a marathon is a huge mental challenge, especially after investing so much time and energy into training. Pacing races is another love of mine; I love motivating someone to push themselves to success they thought was impossible. In summary-I love it all. 

When/Why did you start running? I started running marathons in 2010 as a way to start a new chapter in my life and get healthier. 


Andy Hobson - since 2005

Current Shoe: Hoka Clifton

Favorite Run Experience: I love longer distance running because it reminds me of life. Being patient and resilient brings harmony in difficult and happy times in life. Training for marathons and ultra marathons is an amazing journey, but finishing a race is an amazing feat. 

When/Why did you start running? When I was 16 years old I was trying out for the lacrosse team. The head coach came up to me and told me I needed to lose weight in order to be a successful lacrosse player. I was 200+ pounds and couldn't run a half mile. Within a few months of running, I lost 50 pounds and my love of running was magical.


Mike Taylor - since 2005

Current Shoe: Adidas Boston

Favorite Run Experience: I enjoy marathons and trail runs.

When/Why did you start running? In '04 to get through some stressful life situations.

 


Stephanie Plank - since 2013

Current Shoe: Nike Pegasus

Favorite Run Experience: I prefer all road! Mostly half and full marathons. 

When/Why did you start running? I started running Cross Country in 4th grade.

 


 Andrew Wallace - since 2012

Current Shoe: New Balance Vazee Pace

Favorite Run Experience: I prefer XC, track, and road- distances from 3k to half marathon

When/Why did you start running? I started in 2006 in middle school to try something new.

 

 


Kaila Cramer - since 2014

Current Shoe: New Balance Vongo

Favorite Run ExperienceI typically train on the road or the track. The mile would be my race of choice. However, I currently train/race for 5ks or Half Marathons.

When/Why did you start running? I started running track in 7th grade and was then "peer pressured" into starting cross country my sophomore year of high school; I have been hooked since then! Three years post-collegiate career, I continue to train and race here and there. Running/Fitness is a way of life and teaches you many valuable lessons along the way!


Andy Henderson - since 2012

Current Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS

Favorite Run Experience: 50K Trail Races, any means to get a little dirt on the shoes.

When/Why did you start running? I started running cross country in middle school 

 


 Jenn Scrimenti - since 2014

Current Shoe: Nike Lunarglide

Favorite Run Experience: City running

When/Why did you start running? I started for conditioning to get in shape for soccer, but post college, I run for fun.


Art Boulet - since 2016

Current Shoe: Saucony Kinvara

Favorite Run ExperienceTriathlon (70.3 & 140.6) and Marathons

When/Why did you start running? When I was 13 I joined my junior high cross country team and haven't really stopped since!


 


Jami Wolverton - since 2014

Current Shoe: Nike Pegasus

Favorite Run Experience: Half and Full marathons

When/Why did you start running? I started in 7th grade middle school to stay in shape for soccer. After that I fell in love with racing and just kept going all through high school and college.

 


Andrew Mantell - since 2015

Current Shoe: Adidas Adizero Boston

Favorite Run ExperienceI prefer road running and some occasional trail running- any length of race is cool with me.

When/Why did you start running? I started running competitively in 5th grade, enjoyed it, and never stopped.


Olivia Paige - since 2015

Current Shoe: Hoka Clifton

Favorite Run Experience: I love to run half marathons, but also love the challenge of training for a full marathon!

When/Why did you start running? I started 5 years ago - my sister had been running with MIT and asked me to join her in training for the Columbus half. After completing my first half marathon, I was hooked! The enthusiasm in MIT made me excited and kept me accountable to continue running!


 Aimee Price - since 2013

Current Shoe: Nike Vomero

Favorite Run Experience: I love the event and festival feeling surrounding the marathon and full Ironman triathlon distances, but truth be told my favorite events to actually race are half marathons and half Ironman distance triathlons. You have to work hard in training but you can still go all out for much of the race!

When/Why did you start running? I started endurance running in 2003 because I needed a new sport after playing collegiate soccer and equestrian. Running helped to reduce stress and gave me new goals. I love the feeling of being totally spent from a long workout or a quality run!


Skip Dreyer - since 2015

Current Shoe: New Balance Hierro

Favorite Run Experience: As I age I have migrated to the Rocks & Roots Trail since it is easier on my body. I have done 5 or 6 marathons, many half's, 10k's & 5k's. One half ironman and 30 or so triathlons, several adventure races and ROGAINES.

When/Why did you start running? I have been running for forty years and use it as stress relief and as a way to think things through.


Sheridan Spychalski - since 2016

Current Shoe: New Balance Vongo

Favorite Run Experience: Half or Full Marathon

When/Why did you start running? I started running so I could join cross country in high school. I was never a very athletic child and had severe asthma so I wanted to join a team where 1. I knew they couldn't cut me and 2. I felt like I could improve. Naturally, cross country was a great fit. My first 5k took 45 minutes because I had an asthma attack on the course. Since then I have run 8 marathons. 


Bill Culbertson - since 2016

Current Shoe: Mizuno Wave Inspire

Favorite Run Experience: I enjoy all the running. I loved the shorter distance (400/800m) in high school and 5 and 10k's in college. Now I'm a half and full marathon fan. Ultra runners are crazy.

When/Why did you start running? I started running cross country when I was 12 years old

 


Erin Simko - since 2016

Current Shoe: Hoka Clifton

Favorite Run Experience: I prefer running the 6k in cross country

When/Why did you start running? My dad has always been a runner and competed in many marathons, so I have been exposed to running my entire life. He has been taking me to races since I can remember. I ran my first 5k when I was in 2nd grade and I have been competing on a team since 7th grade.


Evan Hatton - since 2016

Current Shoe: Hoka Clifton

Favorite Run Experience: As long and boring as it can be, I do like the 5k on the track. And I like cross country, but the 8k is far. Like far far.

When/Why did you start running? I started running in 8th grade after deciding that football wasn't the best choice for my 5'9", 95 pound frame.


Claire Wiles - since 2016

Current Shoe: Asics GT 2000

Favorite Run Experience: I love cross country because the change of scenery and the different courses you get to run on. I also think the 5k on the track is such a fun event and it goes by quicker than you'd think!!

When/Why did you start running? I started by running cross country because my dad thought it would be a good idea. I hated it at first, but grew to love it and I'm still competing 6 years later!


 Seth Rouch - since 2016

Current Shoe: Saucony Ride

Favorite Run Experience: I like sprints, anything less than 400m is ideal but I love a nice 5k run during the fall. 

When/Why did you start running? I started running in 2007 when I tried out for the middle school cross country for my school. 


Eric Sampsel - since 2016

Current Shoe: Nike Pegasus

Favorite Run Experience: 5k or 10k

When/Why did you start running? It was August 2009, I thought my mom had signed me up for middle school football, little did I know that that fateful morning I was headed to cross country practice instead. Mom said run here or run home. I've been hooked ever since!   


Allison Labyk - since 2016

Current Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline

Favorite Run Experience: So far anything from a 5k to a half marathon. I hope to do a marathon very soon and I also really love trail running. 

When/Why did you start running? 9 years ago, One of my teachers convinced me to try track and field and I've loved it ever since. 


Kellsey Odonell - since 2016

Current Shoe: Hoka Clifton

Favorite Run Experience: Half and Full marathon

When/Why did you start running? I started in 2013- I played volleyball in college and when I graduated I wanted something to keep me on a schedule so I signed up for a half and never looked back!


Ashley Moyna - since 2016

Current Shoe: Mizuno Wave Rider

Favorite Run Experience: Road mainly...5k all the way up to half marathons!

When/Why did you start running? When I was 13 I joined my junior high cross country team and haven't really stopped since!


Cara Zerbel - since 2016

Current Shoe: Mizuno Wave Rider

Favorite Run Experience: While I love the accomplishment of completing a marathon, the half marathon distance is my favorite. It's just enough to be challenging, but much more accessible to many different runners.

When/Why did you start running? I started running when I was a senior in high school. I realized that I needed to make healthier choices before college and began running on my parents' treadmill in the basement. It's something I've continued to do for myself as a way to honor my own well being.


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