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.
Favorite Shoe(s): Hoka Clifton
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.
She coached high school cross country and track for 8 years before having her daughter. Now she spends her time outside of work chasing around a toddler!
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Tempus
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
Senior Sales Manager
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 held 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
Shift Manager, Social Media & Marketing Coordinator
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
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
Sammy graduated from Otsego High School in Michigan in 2017. He graduated from Purdue Fort Wayne in 2021 where he majored in Business Finance. At PFW, Sammy competed 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
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
Lily graduated from Leo High School in 2021 where she ran cross country and track for 4 years. Currently, she attends the University of Saint Francis where she studies Exercise Science and Biology. She is also a member of the Cougar cross country and track teams.
She has been running competitively since the 2nd grade. The only thing she loves as much as running is Harry Styles.
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Tempus
Aubrey is a 2013 grad of Snider High School where she played volleyball. She then attended IPFW, majoring in Elementary Education.
Aubrey is a full-time first grade teacher, a Girls on the Run Coach, and a member of the Anthony Wayne Runners. She has completed 2 marathons and a 50k (so far).
I have a goal to visit all of the National Parks. Also a plant mom and a dog mom in my spare time!
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline
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Dylan is a junior at Indiana Tech where he studies Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from Davison High School in Michigan in 2020.
He originally got into running to stay in shape for motocross but now running is his main sport!
Favorite shoe: Brooks Hyperion Tempo
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Kayla is a 2020 graduate of Frankton Jr/Sr High School. She currently attends the University of Saint Francis where she majors in Elementary Education with a minor in Math.
Kayla was a member of the USF Cougars' first women’s cross country team in school history to qualify for the NAIA National Cross Country Championship Meet.
She loves plants and being outside; she has been hiking and snorkeling in Belize. She is teammates and roommates with staff member Lily Kissner.
Favorite shoe: Brooks Ghost
Taylor graduated from South Dearborn High School in 2017 and Manchester University in 2021 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a second Bachelors in Psychology and Religious Culture.
She is a DCS Services Manager for the Bowen Center where she assists DCS patients with their services and needs.
Taylor started running cross country & track in 8th grade and and competed in both all the way through college at Manchester University. She completed my first half-marathon in 2022 at the Carmel Half Marathon where she ran 2:00:37. Currently, Taylor is focusing more on longer runs and is hoping to do a 50K and a Triathlon in the next year.
She can play 6 musical instruments and loves to go camping and kayaking.
Favorite shoe: Nike Infinity ReactX
Austin graduated from Columbia City High School and is currently a sophomore at Purdue University Fort Wayne. He is majoring in Industrial Systems Technology and competes for the Mastodons cross country and track teams.
Austin recently competed at the Under 20 US Championships in the 10k where he placed 2nd.
Favorite Shoe: Nike Invincible Run
Henry is a senior at Bishop Luers High School where he runs for the Knights Cross Country and Track teams.
Henry started running in 4th grade and ran the Fort4Fitness half marathon at age 12.
He loves ‘90s sitcoms and is an avid reader. Henry also plans on attending IU Bloomington to study environmental science.
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline
Rachel is a band teacher in the East Allen County School District and runs for fun. She enjoys running a variety of races from 5Ks to marathons. Her running goal is to someday run an ultra marathon in the mountains.
Rachel's favorite running quote is “If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, run with others” because it applies to daily life also. She enjoys multi-day hikes.
Favorite Shoe: Topo MTN Racer
Cole graduated from Columbia City High School and Taylor University where he majored in Business.
Cole is an older brother, sports fanatic, dog lover, and Michigan University fan. He's been to 30 of the 50 states.
"I got into running through playing soccer from 4th grade to my junior year. My buddy mentioned how track practice was open to whoever wanted to come, and I decided to give it a shot. 2 school records later, back to back conference titles, and a few regional appearances later. I’m moving into my dorm at Taylor University, preparing for my first collegiate track meet."
Favorite Shoe: New Balance Super Comp Trainer