I’m a Houstonian originally. I went to college at USC (Fight On!!!) and stayed in Southern California for over a decade after graduating, working at various running retailers. Originally a cross-country and track athlete at the high-school level, I fell in love with trail running as a hobby in my mid-twenties, occasionally competing, but really just loving the opportunity to grab a few hours of peace, running in the mountains that rise from Los Angeles. As a college student and adult, I also participated in various sports leagues, including basketball and volleyball.

In 2016, at the age of 32, I took a trip to Scotland with a focus on running a 70+ mile trail there, the Great Glen Way. I hope to continue to travel the world, running new places and sharing my experiences, as I appreciate others who do the same- sometimes its tricky to figure out or narrow down where to go. In July of 2017 I will be traveling to Japan to explore the trails there. Though I’m a little apprehensive because tracking down suitable routes has been difficult, I look forward to the challenge of finding them once I get there, and reporting back on what fellow runner-travelers should check out!

I am a certified personal trainer, with USATF certification.

As well as coaching general fitness in the gym (or wherever you can think of), I’m eager to help those hobby-runners out there that want to PR. I believe creating goals and working towards them is thrilling, dare I say necessary, to living a full life, but sometimes the options and information and can be overwhelming. So, as I’ve used trainers, coaches, and mentors throughout my life to light the path, I believe I’ve come into my own and can shine that light for others now!

If you live in the Greater Houston area, I am able to do mobile training. I am also set up to offer personal training online. Wherever you are in the world and in your fitness journey, I can create personalized workout and running plans based on individual goals and capabilities.. Don’t hesitate to reach out!* 

Check out my instagram @shestherun

* I will be traveling outside the country until the 4th week in July, but will respond as I fast as I can and as internet access permits to any messages.