I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania with 2 sisters and 1 brother. We grew up with a house back in the woods so we were always outside playing and exploring. As a kid I remember always wanting to race my siblings and just loving to run fast. I participated in several sports throughout school and my freshman year I started running track and cross country. It wasn't til after high school that I started focusing more on endurance running. I started with half marathons and then skipped the full marathon and went straight to an ultra marathon. I have always been in love with running but I find the older I get the more intense my passion is for the sport.