As the Director of Operations & Admissions at a Montessori school in the Berkshires, I am not a fitness expert or running pro, but I am always keen to explore, push boundaries, and set sights on new goals. In the summer of 2010, two of my cousins and I started running in the wooded, rocky hills on property my family owns adjacent to October Mountain in Lee. MA.  We began carving out 5, 7, and 9 mile trail runs, most of which I would eventually learn were considered fairly technical trail running.

Early on, running was about the camaraderie and affection among cousins. We worked through difficult personal times on the trails. We found relief and sometimes clarity. When their company wasn’t readily available I found myself making the time to run by myself and for myself - not an easy feat with two children. I eventually entered a few trail races and was hooked. The more technical, the better, the more vertical, the better. Put the two together and I am happy!

I love the trail running community - the adventurous spirits with reverence for the woods, streams, and peaks. I look forward to pushing myself further, seeking new adventures, meeting new friends and giving back to the trail community through MPF - RNR.

* Photo credit Facchino Photography

2016

TARC Fells Trail Ultra Winter 40 Miler - Stoneham, MA
Dec 3, 2016

Pisgah Mountain Trail Race 50K - Chesterfiled, NH
Sep 18, 2016 - Overall: 12th Female: 1st (5:13:59)

Tamalpa Headlands 50K - Muir Beach, CA
Aug 27, 2016 - Overall: 49th Female: 15th (5:20:34)

Escarpment Trail Run 30K - Haines Fall, NY
Jul 31, 2016 - Overall: 23rd Female: 1st (3:34:13)

Manitou Revenge 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 18, 2016 - Overall: 7th Female: 1st (13:47:14)

Nipmuck South Trail Race 14.1 Miler - Mansfield, CT
Jun 12, 2016 - Overall: 10th Female: 1st (1:59:41)

Cayuga Trails 50 Miler - Ithaca, NY
Jun 4, 2016 - Overall: 33rd Female: 6th (9:15:17)

Soapstone Mountain Trail Races 22K - Stafford, CT
May 15, 2016 - Overall: 10th Female: 1st (1:59:47)

7 Sisters Trail Race 12 Miler - South Amherst, MA
May 8, 2016 - Overall: 17th Female: 2nd (2:15:52)

Muddy Moose Trail Race 14 Miler - Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 24, 2016 - Overall: 10th Female: 1st (1:42:17)

2015

TARC Fells Trail Ultra Winter 40 Miler - Stoneham, MA
Dec 5, 2015 - Overall: 3rd Female: 1st (7:22:37)

Stone Cat Trail Races Marathon - Ipswich, MA
Nov 7, 2015 - Overall: 7th Female: 1st (3:26:08)

Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail 10.5 Miler - Monroe, MA
Oct 11, 2015 - Overall: 4th Female: 1st (1:27:05)

NipMuck Trail Marathon - Ashford, CT
Oct 4, 2015 - Overall: 2nd Female: 1st (3:47:04)

Vermont 50 Miler - Brownsville, VT
Sep 27, 2015 - Overall: 18th Female: 2nd (8:28:50)

Pisgah Mountain Trail 23K - Chesterfiled, NH
Sep 20, 2015 - Overall: 3rd Female 1st (1:50:36)

Wapack Fall Race 18 Miler - New Ipswich, NH
Sep 6, 2015 - Overall: 6th Female: 1st (3:02:41)

Hodges Hoedown 1/2 Marathon - Oxford, MA
Aug 22, 2015 - Overall: 5th Female: 1st (1:43:11)

Escarpment Trail Run 30K - Haines Fall, NY
July 26, 2015 - Overall: 19th Female: 1st (3:34:28)

TARC Blue Hills Skyline Trail 12K - Milton, MA
July 12, 2015 - Overall: 3rd Female: 1st (1:16:10)

Nipmuck South Trail Race 14.1 Miler - Mansfield, CT
Jun 28, 2015 - Overall: 5th Female: 1st (1:49:41)

Greylock Trail Race 1/2 Marathon - Adams, MA
Jun 21, 2015 - Overall: 4th Female: 1st (2:04:17)

Soapstone Mountain Trail Race 22K - Stafford, CT
May 17, 2015 - Overall: 3rd Female: 1st (2:00:25)

7 Sisters Trail Race 12 Miler - South Amherst, MA
May 3, 2015 - Overall: 12th Female: 1st (2:12:14)

2014 - 2012

GFRC Busa Bushwhack Trail Race 10 Miler - Framingham, MA
Nov 2, 2014 - Overall: 9th Female: 1st (1:11:21)

Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail 10.5 Miler - Monroe, MA
Oct 12, 2014 - Overall: 6th Female: 1st (1:28:52)

NipMuck Trail Marathon - Ashford, CT
Oct 5, 2014 - Overall: 8th Female: 1st (3:52:43)

Wapack Fall Race 18 Miler - New Ipswich, NH
Aug 31, 2014 - Overall: 8th Female: 1st (3:07:25)

Greylock Trail Race 1/2 Marathon - Adams, MA
Jun 15, 2014 - Overall: 11th Female: 2nd (2:00:34)

7 Sisters Trail Race 12 Miler - South Amherst, MA
May 4, 2014 - Overall: 23rd Female: 3rd (2:19:53)

Muddy Moose Trail Race 14 Miler - Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 27, 2014 - Overall: 10th Female: 1st (1:52:25)

Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail 10.5 Miler - Monroe, MA
Oct 13, 2013 - Overall: 12th Female: 1st (1:35:16)

Greylock Trail Race 1/2 Marathon - Adams, MA
Jun 16, 2013 - Overall: 36th Female: 1st (2:11:38)

Greylock Trail Race 1/2 Marathon - Adams, MA
Jun 17, 2012 - Overall: 74th Female: 8th (2:31:45)