Brad graduated from North Side High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from IPFW, and Master’s from IUPUI.
He started running cross country in 7th grade, and hasn’t stopped since. He loves helping and advising other runners and has a passion for coaching runners of all ages.
Brad is the head boys cross country coach at Snider High School.
Favorite Shoe(s): Brooks Launch, Hoka Clifton
Lynn (Altevogt) Marbach
Lynn graduated from Snider High School in 2007 and the University of Saint Francis in 2011 with a degree in Communication. While in college, she competed for the USF cross country and track teams.
Lynn is the head girls cross country coach at Snider High School. She coaches boys and girls Cross Country as well as boys and girls Distance Track.
Favorite Shoe: Hoka Clifton
Andy is a 2010 graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School where he was coached by former 3RRC GM Eric Ade. He then attended Indiana State University where he ran cross country and track and received his Bachelor's in Business Administration. Now a recreational runner, Andy is a sports fanatic who can't get enough of ESPN.
Favorite Shoe: Hoka Mach
Team Sales Coordinator, Run Coach, Senior Sales Associate, Race Director
Mike is a lifelong resident of the Fort Wayne area, graduating from Adams Central High School and Purdue University in West Lafayette.
He did not become a serious runner until the age of 33 but has completed races from 5k to 100 miles since then. Mike enjoys helping out runners of all abilities and training people to reach their potential working with groups like Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner and Fort 4Fitness.
Favorite Shoe: Mizuno Inspire
Senior Sales Manager
Blake graduated with a psychology degree from Manchester University in 2018. Blake is a 2-Time Heartland Conference Champ and a National Qualifier in cross country. He ran his debut marathon at Fort4Fitness in 2019. Doesn’t do much other than run, hang with friends and listen to The 1975. So pretty much a cliche millennial.
Favorite Shoe: Topo Phantom
Sales Associate, Assistant Manager
Paula graduated from Huntington University where she ran track and cross country a “few” years (or decades) back!
She loves water skiing (slalom, of course), wakeboarding, using her creativity to make/sew gifts for her husband’s 23 grandkids and, of course, running!
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Racer ST
Josh Maple ran cross country and track at Adrian College in Michigan. Since college, he has coached all different ages in track, cross country, and road running. Currently, Josh coaches Dekalb High School Cross Country and Track and an elementary cross country team along with a running club at the Parkview YMCA.
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Ghost
Sales Associate, Appleseeds Asst. Coach
Megan is a 2017 graduate of Norwell High School and currently attends Trine University where she is a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams and majors in Psychology.
Her goal is to run in all 50 states.
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Kinvara
Joe graduated from Fowler High School in Michigan and the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne.
Joe has backpacked across Spain for a pilgrimage, coached high school track, and comes from a family of 9 kids.
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Guide
Sales Associate, Assistant Manager, Appleseeds Asst. Coach
Austin graduated from Snider High School in 2016 where he ran cross country and track. Currently, he attends Purdue Fort Wayne where he is majoring in Computer Engineering and Technology. Austin competes for the Mastodon Cross Country and Track & Field teams.
He has been running since the 7th grade and has raced everything from 800m up to 50k. His favorite foods are pizza and orange chicken, although post-race he always goes for a vanilla concrete mixer from Culver's.
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Ravenna
Caren is a 2015 graduate of DeKalb High School. She then attended the University of Saint Francis where she majored in Environmental Science and minored in 2D Studio Art. Caren also competed for the Cougar Cross Country and Track teams and holds school records Indoors in the 1,000m run, Mile run, and 4x800 relay as well as Outdoors in the 1,500m run and 4x800 relay.
Caren likes to sketch and go hiking in her spare time.
Favorite Shoe: New Balance 860
Sammy graduated from Otsego High School in Michigan in 2017. He currently attends Purdue Fort Wayne where he is majoring in Business Finance. At PFW, Sammy competes for the Mastodon Cross Country and Track & Field teams.
He has been running since the 6th grade and originally ran to stay in shape for soccer. Heading into high school, he decided to run cross country instead and hasn't regretted that decision for one second. He has run every day since June 15th of 2013.
Favorite Shoe: Nike Pegasus
Andrew graduated from Blue River Valley High School in Mt. Summitt, IN in 2019. Currently, Andrew attends Purdue Fort Wayne where he majors in Business Management with a minor in Journalism and competes for the Mastodon Cross Country and Track & Field teams.
Andrew is a big shoe nerd, owning over 100 pair. He currently holds the PFW Indoor 5k school record in a time of 15:19.
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Ride
Carissa graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a B.A. in Communication, focusing on integrated strategic communication and media. She hopes to finish her M.B.A. at Purdue Fort Wayne by spring of 2022.
At Queens, Carissa was team captain, the South Atlantic Conference 1500m Runner-Up, and XC Conference Champion in 2018.
She has run to the top of Mt. Michell, the highest peak on the East Coast.
Favorite Shoe: OnCloud Stratus
Ana graduated from Manchester University in 2020 with a degree in Social Work.
At Manchester, Ana helped lead her team to the HCAC XC Championship in 2016, 2018, and 2019. She was an All-Conference runner in both XC and Track. At the 2020 HCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, Ana was the Champion in the 800 and DMR as well as Runner Up in the Mile and 3000m. She also holds the 10th best 6k time in Manchester history.
Ana is addicted to caffeine; she says that she can drink an entire pot of coffee before bed and still sleep like a baby.
Favorite Shoe: Hoka Arahi