I LOVE MY SPORTS: I love the camaraderie of the endurance community. I appreciate that athletes of all levels come to compete on the same course. And you really can’t beat the finish line/drinks. 

BUCKET LIST: Running a World Marathon Major as a St. Jude Hero. The current six-race destinations appeal to me, but the upcoming addition of Sydney, Australia, is very intriguing. 

UP NEXT: Annie Oakley Triathlon and St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend 



SPEED BUMPS: In ‘09, I lost my mom to leukemia, and to help me cope with the tragedy, I put my efforts into endurance sports and charity fundraising. Before this, I had only ever run a 5K, an event I participated in with her. The year she passed, I ran two marathons within a month of each other in her honor. The difficulties I faced helped lead me to my career passion in non-profit event fundraising. 

MY GROUP: I’m not a member of any formal groups right now, but I’d rather run or ride with someone than alone. You can find me on the Greenline pushing or pulling my three-year-old son, Calvin. 

FAVORITE JAMS: “911” by Teddy Swims or “Range Rover” by Ben Rector 

RECENT RACES: Harbortown 5K, Dallas Easter Classic softball tournament 5th place, St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Relay, Rocket City Space Jam softball tournament MVP, Annie Oakley Triathlon 2nd place Clydesdale (220lbs+) 

MOST MEMORABLE FITNESS EVENT: Raising $120K and running the 2019 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend. That year, we formed a 100-person team, Team Nancy, honoring the tenth anniversary of the loss of my mom to cancer. 

BINGE-WATCHING: I’m watching 90s baseball movies with my son, such as “The Sandlot,” “Rookie of the Year,” “Air Bud 7th Inning Fetch”, etc. 

BEST EATS: I like the Lobster Benedict at Flight. 

DREAM DINNER COMPANY: Scott Drew, Baylor Basketball Coach: a leader who exemplifies faith, passion, positivity, and a purpose I admire and would love to learn from. 

INSPIRATION TO BE FIT: My family, Shelby, and Calvin, inspire me to be fit. Both are active, and I ultimately want to be healthy for them. My fitness provides me with both mental and physical outlets that help me show up and be my best for them. 

ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “The Road to J.O.Y.: Leading with Faith, Playing with Purpose, Leaving a Legacy” by Scott Drew 

PET PEEVE: Not acknowledging someone when you pass them. The Texan in me believes everyone deserves a head nod or an “on your left.” 

QUOTE: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou 

Photo by Tindall Stephens