I live in Bucktown with my husband, daughter, and our cat. I love exploring the area, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the local sports teams (Go Illini!).  My obsessions: coffee, cookies, pizza, wine, and RUNNING! When not enjoying time with family and friends, I’m most likely running (on the Lakefront Path, the 606, or on the Trails!).  


I’ve competed in several marathons including the Chicago Marathon, the Maui Marathon, and the Boston Marathon.  And I’m currently training for my new love - ULTRAS!!!  Next up my first 100km in 2020!!!  


My Race History

50M PR - 10:22:13

50k PR - 5:52:45

Marathon PR - 3:19:05

Half Marathon PR - 1:37:02

Chicago Marathon - 2003, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

Boston Maraton - 2005, 2006, 2015

Maui Marathon - 2007

Run of the Dead Elimination Run (34M) - 2016

Earth Day 50k - 2017, 2019

Ice Age 50k - 2017

Ice Age 50M - 2018, 2019

Silver Rush 50M - 2018


I am also the founder of a women's fertility health organization, Shine: A Light on Fertility, our mission is inspiring fertility empowerment by sharing the journey.  Shine supports women through mentorship, community and education.  We empower women by encouraging a proactive approach to fertility health and fertility preservation.

I went through IVF to get pregnant with my daughter, and wanted to help empower others going through a similar struggle and let them know they are not alone.

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