All Runner2Runner coaches are certified to coach - They have active USATF memberships, completed the USOC SafeSport Course, and have completed extensive background checks. Furthermore, they hold a wide range of athletic & coaching achievements, scroll down to read more about our talented staff!

 

We are currently adding additional coaches - If you are interested in joining our team email Howard@runner2runner.com 

 

HAWAI'I

 

 Kelsie Wehren 

  • 3 Half marathons & 4 Full marathons to date 
  • 2017 Ironman World Championship finisher, 2 Half IMs & 8 Olympic distance triathlons
  • Owns & Operates Trunk Trainers Inc. Personal Training Company in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • In high school - District qualifier in 400M Sprint for Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon
  • Loves going on adventures with her husband and 6 & 9 year old boys and of course running!

WASHINGTON

 

 James Cameron 

    • Former D1 All American at University of Washington
    • #3 ALL TIME (mile) #6 ALL TIME (5k outdoors) #7 ALL TIME (3k indoors) #7 ALL TIME (5k indoors) at the U.Washington 
    • Completed in XC as well for U.Washington
    • Sub 4 Miler  
    • In high school ranked top 20 in the nation for the 1600m
    • First team all state in California for XC
    • Loves photography, his son, and the outdoors!

 Katie Howard 

    • Ran in 30+ Half marathons & 8 Full marathons to date 
    • 2020 Boston qualifier 
    • Currently 2nd grade teacher
    • In high school - Varsity Track and XC athlete
    • Loves her dog (Baxter), cooking and of course running!

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 Brian Comer

    • Former D3 Athlete at Seattle Pacific University 
    • #Top 100 finisher at GNAC Championships 
    • Grew up in Sammamish, Washington
    • Four year varsity Track + One year varsity Basketball
    • If he could invite anyone to dinner, it would be Steve Prefontaine "because of how inspiring he is through his endless commitment to running."


OREGON

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Leslie Blount 

  • Leslie Blount is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in Education.  She taught physical education in Portland for 6 years and has coached running and track for over 20 years, working with elementary, middle school and high school athletes.  
  •  In 2000 Leslie created the West T.V. Running Club.  She ran this popular elementary school program for 12 years.  In 2010 she took the job of coach/ coordinator of the West Sylvan Middle School Track and XC program and has helped run this team for the past 10 years. For three years, Leslie was a member of the Lincoln High School XC team coaching staff.
  • “My mission is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get out and move.   
  • Enjoys trail running, water skiing, snow skiing and just about anything out of doors with her two sons, husband and dogs.
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 Jamie Newsome  

  • Former D1 Sprinter/Jumper for Indiana State University
  • Top NCAA East Region Jumper 
  • Named MVP and Most Valuable Sprinter in High School (Lee's Summit West)
  • Earth Science Major - Loves the outdoors! 

 

 Jaime Rodden

  • Former D3 collegiate runner (800m/1500m) at Linfield University 
  • Level I US Association of Track and Field coaching certification.
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) 
  • B.S. in Exercise Science
  • 8x Varsity letter in high school (Track / XC / Soccer)
  • Loves to travel, most recently to Italy for the food. 

 

 Tyler Green   

  • Former D3 collegiate runner (sprints / long jump) at Colorado College 
  • Qualified for Oregon state meet 4x in high school
  • Varsity basketball player  
  • Current mentor at a nonprofit youths
  • Go Blazers, Timbers, and all Portland sports!
 

 Ashley Marcy 

  • Former Varsity XC & TF athlete at Lincoln High School
  • Ran the Portland Marathon & San Francisco Half 
  • Currently training for Hood to Coast, Portland Half, and Berkeley Half 
  • Loves running, soccer, rock climbing, yoga, skiing & backpacking
  • Current Oncology Nurse
 

 

 

Abram Misiluti 

  • Coached 2 Runner2Runner seasons (TF & XC)
  • Loves running marathons - Portland Trail Series x3, Bay to Breakers x3.
  • 1st in age group for Cinderella Marathon 
  • Currently training for Timberline Trail, Hood to Coast, Portland Marathon, Skyline Trail and Berkeley Half 
  • Loves running, soccer, rock climbing, yoga, skiing & backpacking
  • Currently at Oregon Community Foundation 
 
 

 Madison Rizzio 

  • Current middle school Portland Public track coach (Franklin Youth)
  • Zumba instructor & manager at Crunch Fitness 
  • Varsity dance, soccer, and swim athlete in high school
  • Passionate about health, personal training, and the fitness industry! 
 Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins

  • Former D1 triple/long jumper at the University of Colorado
  • 5th on the all-time list indoors at CU, 8th all-time outdoors
  • USATF level 1 coach
  • NASM personal training certification and nutrition coaching certification
  • 5 years coaching experience with RISE Athletics and Denver Track Club in Colorado
  • Former gymnast and gymnastics coach
  • B.S. in Media Design
   
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 Sheena Olivas

  • Former varsity XC and Track & Field athlete (1500 and 3000 race) @ WL High
  • 2019 Chicago Marathon finisher
  • Currently training for the 2021 Rogue Valley Half Marathon
  • Have run a dozen + Half Marathons (Portland Half, Seattle Half, Las Vegas Half, and Multiple Rock N Rolls)
  • Have helped organize various run programs at my children's school - Run Walk Club & Jog A Thon.
  • Married, have 2 children who LOVE running, and am passionate about keeping kids active! 

 

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  • 2nd place Texas youth 800
  • Former Texas state youth record holder 4 x 800
  • 2-time WA State HS State meet participant (2nd 4x400)
  • Former member Clark College (NWAAC) Men's Meet Champion
  • Former middle school track coach
  • Red Cross "Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers" Instructor
  • Pursuing Master's degree in Teaching
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Evan Luecke

  • Former D2 track/xc runner at Texas A&M-Commerce  (Distance)
  • 4x scholar athlete  
  • 1 year of Varsity coach experience
  • Former Director of Digital Media for Stephen F Austin State University
  • Freelance Photographer


 

MICHIGAN 

 

 Mike Quick 

    • Former D1 Track & XC Running at Michigan State 
    • Academic All BigTen
    • Top 200 Boston Marathon finisher 
    • 4x High School Regional XC Champion
    • 4x High School All State XC, 3x High School All State TF (Michigan)
    • Completed in the Junior Olympic Circuit as a youth, including USATF National Champ at 3000m (U12 age division) 
 

 Dustin Voss 

    • Former D1 Track & XC Running at Michigan State 
    • Won state championship as a senior, placing 2nd as a junior
    • Won state championship with state record time in the 4x800m
    • 3x ALL state honoree in XC (high school)
 
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 Joe Zick

    • 2x All-State and 2x Academic All-State Cross Country runner in High School
    • Former D1 collegiate Cross Country and Track athlete for Oakland University
    • Loves running and biking on local trails
    • Currently training for the Detroit Marathon
 

MISSOURI

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 Michaela Parisi

Michaela Parisi is a teacher and coach at Belton High School who has coached cross country, swimming, and track & field for the past three years. Her love of running started with running track her freshman year of high school and eventually led her to join the cross country team her senior year. In college she ran cross country and track for Truman State University and since graduating has run six half marathons and four marathons. When she's not running, Coach Parisi enjoys reading, drawing, and snuggling with her dogs. 

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 Kim AuBuchon

  • Level I US Association of Track and Field coaching certification
  • 7+ years of coaching experience
  • Completed 20+ half marathons, 11 full marathons, 1 half Ironman, 1 full Ironman to date
  • Lover of all things running and fitness
  • Current MBA candidate at the University of Missouri, St. Louis

 

Ashley Weaver 

 Ashley Weaver   

  • Received Division 1 scholarship for collegiate cycling
  • B.S. in Exercise Physiology from Midwestern State University and M.S. in Human Performance from Lindenwood University.
  • 5+ yrs experience in coaching athletes from all backgrounds
  • Former High School Varsity Track & Cross Country Runner
  • Currently competes at the US Elite National level in cycling
  • Enjoys being outdoors, all things sports, and encouraging/teaching others to move and be active!

 

 

 

 Mark Spewak 

  • Former D1 collegiate runner (distance) at Rider University
  • 2x Boston Marathon
  • Passionate about fitness and personal training.
  • Varsity XC & Track at Ladue High School (2010)
  • St.Louis born and raised! 
   Victoria Soncasie 

  • Former D2 Collegiate athlete (Distance) at Truman State University
  • Completed in both Track and XC in college.
  • St.Louis born and raised, attended Ladue High School. 
  • In high school 4 year Varsity Track and XC athlete
  • Current MD candidate at Saint Lous University School of Medicine
 

 Jessica Stromsdorfer  

  • Former HS Varsity Track & XC athlete at Ladue HS
  • 5k event coordinator & volunteer 
  • Former head coach for Girls on the Run
  • Loves any and all outdoor activities
   Lindsey Gevers 

  • D2 collegiate athlete XC/TF at University of Missouri: St.Louis 
  • 3 sport varsity athlete in High School - Track / Volleyball / Tennis 
  • 3 full marathons & 5 half marathons
  • Youth Running Camp Instructor at St.Charles Community College
  • Currently attending UMSL obtaining a Bachelors in Elementary Education w/ Special Education certification  
 Nick Dolan 

  • Former D1 Collegiate athlete (Distance) at St.Louis University
  • Completed in both Track and XC in college.
  • Coached middle & high schoolers at the STLU Billikens Summer Camp
  • In high school 4 year Varsity Track and XC athlete
  • Holds bachelors of science in Meteorology 
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Katie Evans

  • Former HS Varsity Track and basketball athlete at Troy Buchanan
  • 11 full marathons & 15 + half marathons
  • Board member of St. Louis Track Club
  • Enthusiastic about running, fitness, the outdoors, and dogs
  • Currently completing Educational Doctorate program from Lindenwood University


 TEXAS

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Maxine Nguyen

  • Former Varsity volleyball player at Byron Nelson High School
  • Two time District Champions (2017-2018)
  • Two time Area Champions (2017-2018)
  • Two time Regional Champions (2017-2018)
  • Keller and NISD High school boys club volleyball coach (2018-2021)
  • Youth girls volleyball assistant coach (2016-2019)
  • Currently a student at the University of Texas at Dallas majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology


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Madelyn Taylor

  • Cross country state qualifier (2016)
  • Four-time regional cross country qualifier
  • Regional track qualifier in the 1600 (2018)
  • Area Track qualifier in the 3200m (2019)
  • THSCA Second Team Academic All-State in cross country and track (2018-2019)
  • Four-time academic all-state honoree in cross country
  • Four-time academic all-state honoree in track and field
  • Four-time Principal’s Honor Roll recipient (2015-2019)
  • AP Scholar (2019) 
  • Majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
 
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Lily Jacobs

  • Earned 14 letters at Sunnyvale High School (4-track, 3-cross country, 4-tennis, 3-volleyball)
  • All-State Track
  • All-State Cross Country
  • State Runner-Up in the 3200m
  • Fourth place at state in the 1600m
  • Two top-10 finishes at state cross country
  • Three-time district and area team champion in track
  • Two-time state qualifying team in cross country
  • Student of the Year and Student of the Month
  • National Honor Society member
  • “A” Honor Roll all four years
  • Majoring in Nutrition Sciences
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  • Former D1 Collegiate athlete, Southern Illinois University
  • Completed in both 100 and 400m in college