Running is something I have enjoyed for years and running has become a lifestyle for me. Back in middle school, I decided to join the track team and did a mix of everything from hurdles and sprints to middle distance events. During high school, I concentrated on the 400 meter and learned how to pole vault. I ended up running and vaulting competitively in college, which was very gratifying. Not only did I love the actual running/competing aspect, I loved the camaraderie and friendships that developed amongst my teammates.
After college, I moved from North Dakota to the east coast and transitioned to longer distance running in order to stay active and live healthy. In 2012, I ran my first marathon and trained with two friends. Training with friends made me realize how much I missed the teaming/social aspect of the sport, which led me to joining the DC Front Runners in 2013. Over the past 5 years, I have developed some great friendships with fellow members. I even met my fiancé at the Taras Shevchenko Statue during one of the weekly Tuesday/Thursday runs.
The DC Front Runners has meant a lot to me over the past 5 years, which is why I decided to run for Treasurer this year. I studied accounting in college and became a certified public accountant, which is why the role of the Treasurer would be a natural fit for me. My goal is to provide fiscal transparency to the board, fiscal transparency to the members, and convey how we, as a group, give back to the community.